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MEDIA ADVISORY: CAIR-Austin to Hold Interfaith Prayer Vigil for Unarmed Moroccan Man Gunned Down by Texas Property Owner in Martindale  

(AUSTIN, TX- 10/21/2021) – On Saturday, October 23 (6 p.m.), the Austin chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-Austin), a chapter of the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will hold an interfaith prayer vigil in memory of Adil Dghoughi, an unarmed Moroccan man allegedly killed by a white property owner in Martindale, Texas.  

Video: CAIR-Austin Calls for Independent Probe Into Killing of Unarmed Moroccan Man in Rural Texas  

WHAT: Justice for Adil Dghoughi Interfaith Prayer Vigil & Remembrance  

WHERE: Outside of Texas Capitol Building, 44 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

(Parking Available in the Capitol Visitors Parking Garage)  

WHEN: Saturday, October 23, 6 p.m.  

EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/2416836268447646  

CONTACT: CAIR Austin Government Affairs Manager William White at 512-785-7105. Email wwhite@cair.com  

“Our country is no stranger to miscarriages of justice when white men kill unarmed people of color. We hope this prayer vigil will offer some solace not only to the family members and friends of Adil in the wake of this tragedy but also to encourage law enforcement to properly investigate this case as it should have been,” said CAIR-Austin Government Affairs Manager William White.

The purpose of the vigil is to bring the community together and offer solace to the family in their calls for a full and independent investigation. Saturday’s vigil will include remarks from family and friends as well as messages of healing from local Imams and interfaith leaders.

Dghoughi was a young man seeking the American dream when he immigrated to the U.S. in 2013. He held a master’s degree in financial analysis from Johns & Wales University in Rhode Island. Dghoughi was in a vehicle with the windows rolled up when he was shot through the driver’s window. As of today, the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Department has not arrested or charged the alleged shooter.

SEE: A Man was Fatally Shot While Sitting in a Car, His Family Said. The Shooter Wasn’t Arrested, and Police Aren’t Answering Questions  

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/salvadorhernandez/adil-dghoughi-shooting-martindale-texas

White Texas Property Owner Avoids Arrest After Killing Moroccan Driver  

https://www.thedailybeast.com/white-texas-property-owner-terry-turner-avoids-arrest-after-killing-moroccan-driver-adil-dghoughi

CAIR’s mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, 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.

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CONTACT: CAIR Austin Government Affairs Manager William White at 512-785-7105. Email wwhite@cair.com  

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