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CAIR Welcomes Wisconsin Jail Offering More Texts for Muslim Faith, Halal Diet Options

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/26/2020) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today welcomed the decision by a Wisconsin jail to offer more Islamic religious materials and halal diet options for incarcerated individuals who are Muslim. 

The Waukesha County Jail in Waukesha, Wis., will offer more Qurans, Islam’s revealed text, and tablets that will provide access to 40 different religious texts. The jail has also entered into a contract with a new food service provider provide Halal diets. 

SEE: Waukesha County Jail Commended for Offering More Religious Texts

In a statement, CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper said:    

We commend Waukesha County Jail for expanding the resources and options available to incarcerated individuals who are Muslim and to those of other faiths. We also thank the ACLU of Wisconsin for its efforts to promote religious accommodations for all faiths.”  

Washington, D.C.-based CAIR and the American Muslim community are standing in solidarity with all those challenging anti-Black racism, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, and white supremacy.      

Video: CAIR Director Nihad Awad Speaks at Unveiling of Black Lives Matter Banner 

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.             

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.    


CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,; CAIR Director of Government Affairs Department Robert S. McCaw, 202-999-8292,  

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