(WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/13/16) â€“ The Tuesday release of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) report â€œConfronting Fearâ€ will be delayed until further notice due to Sundayâ€™s horrific massacre in Orlando.
CAIR had scheduled a news conference for Tuesday morning to release the report. That news conference has been canceled.
â€œOur prayers are with the Orlando victims and their families,â€ said Corey Saylor, director of CAIRâ€™s Department to Monitor and Combat Islamophobia. â€œA forthright discussion about all forms of bias is vital to our nation. However, it is our belief that in the wake of this weekendâ€™s tragedy in Orlando, our nation should focus on addressing anti-LGBT hate.â€
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.
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