(WASHINGTON, DC., 3/19/20) – CAIR remains committed to working for you, your civil rights, for the American Muslim community, and for all Americans during the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
“And certainly, We shall test you with something of fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives, and the fruits (of your toil), but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere; who, when afflicted with calamity, say: ‘We belong to God and to Him we shall return.’” (The Holy Quran 2:155-156)
[NOTE: CAIR today joined a broad coalition of 34 American Muslim organizations, in releasing a joint statement strongly recommending that Muslims in North America make every effort to support self-quarantine and social distancing as advised by local, regional, state, and national public health or government authorities.]
In coming days (inshallah), we will be providing information, updates, webinars, and initiatives to help you and your families navigate this crisis. Stay tuned.
While CAIR staffers, board members and volunteers nationwide are mostly working remotely during the crisis, we have ensured (inshallah) that our services to the community remain uninterrupted and are even expanded to meet the needs of the crisis.
Just in the last two days, CAIR has:
- Sponsored a nationwide election call reminding more than 100,000 Muslim voters in primary states to get out the vote.
- Sought hate crime charges for attacks targeting a Maryland mosque and Kingdom Hall after meeting with community leaders and law enforcement.
- Condemned President Trump’s use of the racist dog whistle “Chinese Virus,” and also condemned racist attacks on Asian-Americans.
In just the first 10 weeks of 2020, CAIR has received hundreds of requests for assistance from Muslims across the country.
To Report an Incident to CAIR’s Civil Rights Department, GO TO: https://www.cair.com/report/
To Contact the Nearest CAIR Chapter, GO TO: https://www.cair.com/about_cair/cair-chapters/
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MEDIA CONTACTS: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, email@example.com; CAIR Communications Coordinator Ayan Ajeen, firstname.lastname@example.org
And with this expanded role for CAIR in defending your rights and keeping you informed, we will need added resources, for which we seek your continued support.
PLEASE DONATE TO SUPPORT CAIR’S WORK DURING THIS CRISIS:https://www.cair.com/donate/
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, email@example.com; CAIR Communications Coordinator Ayan Ajeen, firstname.lastname@example.org