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CAIR Welcomes Maryland County’s Proclamation of Solidarity with Muslims

CAIR logo(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/29/16) – The Maryland Outreach Department of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed a proclamation of solidarity with Montgomery County Muslims issued earlier this month after a rise in hate crimes and anti-Muslim rhetoric nationwide. 

Signed by County Executive Ike Leggett and Council President Nancy Floreen, the document reaffirms the county's support for its Muslim communities and its commitment to celebrating diversity. Elected leaders assured county Muslims that they are respected and valued members of society, and that “xenophobia and misbehavior” will not be tolerated. 

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 misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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CONTACT: CAIR Maryland Outreach Manager Dr. Zainab Chaudry, zchaudry@cair.com, 410-971-6062; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

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