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CAIR to Release Report on U.S. Muslim Civil Rights

In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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CAIR TO RELEASE REPORT ON U.S. MUSLIM CIVIL RIGHTS
Annual study will show jump in complaints about citizenship delays

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/13/2007) – On Thursday, June 14, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will hold a news conference in the nation’s capital to release its 12th annual report, titled “Presumption of Guilt,” on the status of Muslim civil rights in the United States.

The Washington-based Islamic civil rights and advocacy group’s report – the only annual study of its kind – will show a significant increase in complaints related to immigration issues such as citizenship delays.

WHAT: CAIR to Release Annual Report on Status of American Muslim Civil Rights
WHEN
: Thursday, June 14, 10:30 a.m. (Eastern)
WHERE: CAIR’s Capitol Hill Headquarters, 453 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C.
CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726, E-Mail: ihooper@cair.com

Nine states and the District of Columbia accounted for almost 81 percent of all civil rights complaints to CAIR in 2006. The states include: California, Illinois, Florida, Texas, New York, Virginia, Michigan, New Jersey, and Ohio.

CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, began documenting anti-Muslim incidents following the 1995 attack on the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Its mission is to promote justice, enhance the understanding of Islam and empower American Muslims.

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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726, E-Mail: ihooper@cair.com; CAIR Communications Coordinator Rabiah Ahmed, 202-488-8787 or 202-439-1441, E-Mail: rahmed@cair.com; CAIR Communications Coordinator Amina Rubin, 202-488-8787, E-Mail: arubin@cair.com

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CAIR
Council on American-Islamic Relations
453 New Jersey Avenue, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20003
Tel: 202-488-8787, 202-744-7726
Fax: 202-488-0833
E-mail: info@cair.com
URL: http://www.cair.com

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