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Action Alert: Join Emergency Protest at Myanmar Embassy in DC to #SaveRohingyaMuslims

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/6/17) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is urging Americans of all faiths and backgrounds to attend  the Thursday, September 7, emergency protest at the Myanmar Embassy in Washington, D.C., from noon-2 p.m. to protest the brutal killings of ethnic-Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

SEE: FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE: Emergency Protest at Myanmar Embassy to #SaveRohingyaMuslims

https://www.facebook.com/events/1786579391640057/?ti=icl  

WHAT: Emergency Protest at Myanmar Embassy to #SaveRohingyaMuslims

WHERE: Location: Myanmar Embassy - 2300 S St NW, Washington, DC 20008-4016

WHEN: Noon-2 p.m.

CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

BACKGROUND:

On August 25, 2017, the Myanmar Military bombed 25 Rohingya villages reportedly using six gunship helicopters, navy ships and tanks as Rohingya families slept. Reports indicated that soldiers have been shooting at fleeing Rohingya civilians.

Myanmar government has refused to rein in its military, which has been working to empower anti-Muslim extremists in the Rakhine state of Myanmar. Reports indicate the army has been arming these extremist militias to further escalate an extremely dangerous situation.  

SEE: CNN: At least 30,000 Rohingya trapped in Myanmar mountains without food

Over 120,000 Rohingya have fled their ruined villages into Bangladesh, leaving behind hundreds of thousands of displaced families with no access to food or humanitarian relief.

At present, the Myanmar government refuses to allow a UN investigative team into Myanmar to follow up on the many allegations of atrocities that took place in 2016.

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.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Action Alert: CAIR Urges Muslims Nationwide to Pray, Donate for Texas Hurricane Relief

screenshot www.facebook.com 2017 08 28 15 07 34(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/28/18) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on Muslims across the country to donate to assist in relief efforts for those caught up in the massive damage and flooding resulting from Hurricane Harvey.

CAIR is asking Muslims and all other Americans to donate to a relief organization of their choice using the following links:

[NOTE: The Better Business Bureau is offering tips for avoiding disaster relief scams. SEE: BBB Warns of Scams as People Donate to Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts]

How to Get (and Offer) Help After Hurricane Harvey

How to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims: Donations, Relief Info

Where to Donate Money for Hurricane Harvey Relief

How to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

Here's How to Donate to the Red Cross and Salvation Army to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims in Texas

CAIR has received reports that Houston-area mosques are housing flood evacuees. There are also a number of Islamic organizations taking part in the relief efforts, including but not limited to:

United Muslim Relief

Islamic Relief

ICNA Relief

Baitulmaal

Zakat Foundation

Helping Hands for Relief and Development

“We urge American Muslims, and all other Americans, to do whatever they can to assist those impacted by Hurricane Harvey,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad. “Natural disasters know no faith or race, and require every individual to act within their own capacity to help and protect others.”

Awad also urged Muslims and Americans of every faith and background to pray for those suffering from the impact of Hurricane Harvey.

He cited the Quran, Islam’s revealed text, which states: “O you who have attained to faith! Seek aid in steadfast patience and prayer: for, behold, God is with those who are patient in adversity.” (2:153)

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "The first to be summoned to paradise on the Day of Resurrection will be those who praise God in prosperity and adversity." Al-Tirmidhi

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.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

CAIR Action Alert: Call White House Today - Protect DACA - Support Dreamers

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/25/16) – Amid reports that President Trump is leaning toward fulfilling his campaign pledge to discontinue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program -- the Obama-era federal administrative relief from deportation policy that protects the rights of undocumented young people brought to the U.S. as children -- the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is urging all Americans to call the White House and demand that the president uphold immigration protections for the 800,000 young people who call the United States home.

Trump’s consideration to discontinue DACA is in part a response to the September 5 deadline that 10 anti-DACA state attorneys general gave the president to terminate the program.

SEE: Trump leaning toward ending DACA program for undocumented immigrants brought to US as children: Sources

Act Now! Call the White House Comment Line: 202-456-1111

Sample Message:

“Mr. President, do the right thing and support the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

“I stand with the 800,000 undocumented young people brought to the U.S. as children who call the United States home.

“These young people should be able to work and study and be protected from deportation while Congress debates broader legislation to fix our broken immigration system.

“Thank you.”

On Monday, August 28, CAIR will join the New York Immigration Coalition, and other civil liberties and immigrant rights activists in front of the White House to demand justice for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protection Status (TPS) recipients. Rally participants will also call on President Trump to rescind his discriminatory and unconstitutional “Muslim ban” in the lead up to the October 10 Supreme Court hearing on that issue.

CAIR ACTION ALERT: CAIR Urges Support for August 28 White House Vigil to Defend DACA, Save TPS, Reject the Muslim Ban

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.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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