(WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/24/2018) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on members of Congress to condemn an anti-Muslim event scheduled for April 26 in the U.S. Capitol Building
Congressional Auditorium featuring a speaker who recently called Muslims a “cancer” that is “difficult to eradicate.”
On Thursday, the American Center for Democracy is co-hosting the event, titled, “Political Islam in the Workplace,” to “break the taboo of the campaign being waged by political Islam to make Western businesses Sharia-compliant.”
Panel discussion at the event include: “Islamist Infiltration of Labor Unions at Paris CDG Airport,” “Political Correctness and An Inability to Recognize the Threat,” “A Blueprint for Regulating Religion in the Workplace,” and “Freeing Business from the Shackles of Political Islam.”
One of the speakers at the event is American Center for Democracy founder, Rachel Ehrenfeld.
In an article published today on the American Thinker website, Ehrenfeld wrote in part:
“Supporters of the Political Islamic movement invade societies, much like cancerous cells invade the human body. Like cancer, they deceive a nation’s ill-informed secular liberal vulnerable democratic system by mimicking a society’s traditional factions. These stealthy strategies allow them to remain hidden for a long time until, as with cancer, they are difficult to eradicate.”
In her article, Ehrenfeld also mocked the idea that Islam is compatible with democracy. She wrote: “The willful blindness of those making such absurd claims is mindboggling.”
“This hate event is designed to deny American Muslims the constitutionally-guaranteed right to religious accommodation in the workplace and to demonize Islam and the Muslim community,” said CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw. “We urge members of Congress to condemn the promotion of Islamophobic propaganda on Capitol Hill and to stand up for the American values of respect for diversity and religious inclusion.”
A CAIR civil rights report released just this week shows a 17 percent increase in anti-Muslim bias incidents and a 15 percent increase in hate crimes in 2017 over the previous year, with a number of those incidents occurring in the workplace.
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The Washington-based civil rights organization said it has witnessed an unprecedented spike in bigotry targeting American Muslims and members of other minority groups since the election of Donald Trump as president.
Community members are being urged to report any bias incidents to police and to CAIR’s Civil Rights Department at 202-742-6420 or by filing a report at: http://www.cair.com/report
CAIR launched an app to share critical “know your rights” information and to simplify the process to report hate crimes and bias incidents. CAIR is urging American Muslims and members of other minority groups to download the app and utilize this resource to stay informed and empowered.
For a quick download of CAIR’s civil rights app, click here: http://www.cair.com/app
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
La misiÃ³n de CAIR es mejorar la comprensiÃ³n del Islam, fomentar el diÃ¡logo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensiÃ³n mutua.
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