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Today: CAIR On Air: ‘Justice for Alaa and E’lon: Defending Religious Freedom While Detained and In the Workplace’

(WASHINGTON, DC., 6/25/20) – Today, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will host a live 30-minute “CAIR On Air: The Muslim Action Hour” at 3 p.m. (ET) on Facebook and YouTube.

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Today’s program is themed “Justice for Alaa and E’lonDefending Religious Freedom While Detained and In the Workplace” with guests: 

  • CAIR National Attorney Zanah Ghalawanji
  • CAIR Florida Executive Director Hassan Shibly

For this program we will be talking to Attorney Zanah Ghalawanji from CAIR National about an employment discrimination complaint CAIR filed on behalf of an Indiana Muslim man who was fired after his requests for prayer breaks were denied and we will be talking to Attorney Hassan Shibly from CAIR Florida about the case of a Muslim woman in Miami forced to remove her hijab for a booking photo after being arrested during a protest.

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CAIR On AIR episodes will be live at 3 p.m. (ET) on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Future daily programs will feature spiritual leaders, health care professionals, counselors, experts, community advocates, and CAIR leaders from around the country.

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 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 Communications Coordinator Ayan Ajeen,

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