(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/10/18) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today joined U.S. Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and colleagues of Jamal Khashoggi (KHA-SHOG-GEE) at a press conference and vigil in Washington, D.C., to demand answers about that journalist’s disappearance and to express solidarity with his loved ones. The event was hosted by the group “Justice for Jamal Khashoggi.” Participating groups include PEN America. #JusticeForJamal
Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor and resident of Virginia, has been missing since entering the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia consulate last week in Istanbul, Turkey.
The event took place outside the Washington Post’s headquarters and will feature local and national leaders and human rights activists.
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Turkish authorities believe that Khashoggi, a prominent journalist and commentator who writes an opinion column for the Post, was killed at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul and his body subsequently removed.
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
La misiÃ³n de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensiÃ³n del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.