(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/21/17) â€“ Zahra Billoo, the executive director of the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) spoke earlier today at the Womenâ€™s March on Washington in the nationâ€™s capital.Â
WATCH: CAIR-SFBA Director Speaks at Women's March on Washington
This morning, CAIR representatives handed out signs to march participants as they passed the civil rights groupâ€™s Capitol Hill headquarters. The signs included â€œWomenâ€™s Rights are Human Rights, â€œMuslims Support Justice and Equality for Allâ€ and â€œSay No to a â€˜Muslim Registry.â€
As marchers passed CAIRâ€™s headquarters, they were able to see a banner on the building stating: â€œMuslims Register Here,â€ which went on to state: â€œJust kidding. NOT on our watch. Join CAIR in defending religious freedom today.Â www.cair.comâ€
The Washington-based Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization is a national partner of the Women's March on Washington.
CAIR is 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.
La misiÃ³n de CAIR es mejorar la comprensiÃ³n del Islam, fomentar el diÃ¡logo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensiÃ³n mutua.
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