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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 reports of anti-Muslim bias

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/14/06) – On Monday, September 18, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will hold a noon news conference in the nation’s capital to release its 11th annual report, titled “The Struggle for Equality,” 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 of anti-Muslim harassment, violence and discriminatory treatment from the previous year.

Nine states and the District of Columbia accounted for almost 80 percent of all civil rights complaints in 2005. The states with the highest number of reported complaints were: California, Illinois, New York, Texas, Virginia, Florida, Maryland, Ohio, and New Jersey.

WHAT: CAIR to Release Annual Report on Status of American Muslim Civil Rights
WHEN: Monday, September 18, Noon (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-net.org

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.

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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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