(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/29/16) – The Maryland Outreach Department of theÂ Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nationâ€™s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization,Â today welcomed a proclamation of solidarityÂ withÂ Montgomery County Muslims issued earlier this month after a riseÂ in hate crimes andÂ anti-Muslim rhetoric nationwide.Â
Signed by CountyÂ Executive Ike Leggett and Council President Nancy Floreen, the document reaffirms the county's support for its MuslimÂ communities and its commitment to celebratingÂ diversity. Elected leaders assured county Muslims that they are respected and valued members of society, and that “xenophobia and misbehavior” will not be tolerated.Â
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, 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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