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CAIR-MN to Hold Free Legal Clinic in Brooklyn Center

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 9/15/2017) - On Wednesday, September 20, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) will hold a Free Brief Advice Legal Clinic. The clinic which will provide free legal advice on issues such as civil rights, housing, family law, consumer debt, and employment.

WHAT: Free Brief Advice Legal Clinic

WHEN: Wednesday, September 20, 1 - 3 p.m.

WHERE: Brookdale Public Library, Meeting Room AB, 6125 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center, MN

CONTACT: CAIR-MN Civil Rights Attorney Ellen Longfellow, 612-206-3360, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

"This clinic will offer an opportunity for people with legal issues to talk to an attorney free of charge," said CAIR-MN Civil Rights Attorney Ellen Longfellow.

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties 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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CONTACT: CAIR-MN Civil Rights Attorney Ellen Longfellow, 612-206-3360, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

CAIR-Kansas to Join ICNA-KC, Burma Task Force, Community Activists in Rally Against Burmese Genocide of Rohingya Muslims

(KANSAS CITY, MO, 9/15/17) -- On Sunday, September 17, a coalition of Kansas City organizations, including the ICNA-KC (Islamic Circle of North America – Kansas City), Burma Task Force-KC and the Kansas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Kansas), will hold a rally against the Burmese government's ongoing ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims.

During the rally, which is scheduled to take place at West 47th Street and J.C. Nichols Parkway on the Plaza, Kansas City, Mo., activists will call on both Kansas and Missouri elected senators to join Senator John McCain in supporting a Senate resolution that would condemn the Burmese government's violence. 

WHAT: Rally Against Rohingya Genocide

WHEN: Sunday, September 17th at 4 p.m.

WHERE: Plaza Fountain at West 47th Street & JC Nichols Parkway, Kansas City, MO

CONTACT: CAIR-Kansas Board Chair Moussa Elbayoumy, 785-318-6323, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Over the past several weeks, Burmese soldiers have traveled from village to village in Rahkine State, committing mass murder, rape, and arson along the way. Survivors, bystanders, and even perpetrators have posted video footage online showing Rohingya men, women and children being beaten to death, dismembered, and burned alive, among other acts of brutality. 

"We need to stand united against this most recent wave of atrocities, and steadfastly proclaim that ‘never again’ should humanity allow such acts to take place without doing something about it. We as a civilization live the regret of failing to act in the past, but we must act now.” said Moussa Elbayoumy, board chair of CAIR-Kansas. “We must stop another attempt at ethnic cleansing in Maynamar."

Facts on the ground:

  • 370,000 have been displaced and entered Bangladesh in under 3 weeks
  • 400,000 remain trapped inside Myanmar with no access to food or humanitarian assistance
  • 30,000 are still stranded in mountains or in 'no-mans-land' without food
  • 3,000+ already feared dead
  • Bodies of Rohingya women and children fleeing Burma wash up in Bangladesh
  • The UN has suspended food aid operations from fear, affecting 250,000 internally displaced (IDP) Rohingya and "other most vulnerable Rohingya populations"
  • On the Bangladesh side, humanitarian partners are struggling to cope with the additional caseloads. Approx. 6 000 - 15 000 per day coming over
  • Human Rights Watch (HRW) through Satellite evidence is documenting Military village burning stretching over 100 km
  • Military is using helicopters, tanks, and the navy on civilians in this latest massacre, using bombs indiscriminately on civilian Rohingya population

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-Kansas Board Chair Moussa Elbayoumy, 785-318-6323, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; ICNA-KC Board member  Imad Deen, 913-624-4898, 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-MN: Minnesota Groups to Hold Protest, Rally Against Ethnic Cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in Burma

CAIR-MN: Minnesota Groups to Hold Protest, Rally Against Ethnic Cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in Burma

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 9/15/17) -- On Saturday, September 16, a coalition of Minnesota organizations, including Members of the Burmese Community and the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN), will hold a march and rally against the Burmese government's ongoing ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims.

WHAT: Minnesotans United March and Rally Against Genocide in Burma

WHEN: Saturday, September 16th at 2 p.m.

WHERE: Meet at Dale and University in St Paul March to Capitol

CONTACT: CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein, 612-406-0070, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Over the past several weeks, Burmese soldiers have traveled from village to village in Rahkine State, committing mass murder, rape, and arson along the way. Survivors, bystanders, and even perpetrators have posted video footage online showing Rohingya men, women and children being beaten to death, dismembered, and burned alive, among other acts of brutality. 

"Minnesotans must not be silent while there is a genocide of the Rohingya people in Burma," said Jaylani Hussein, executive director of CAIR Minnesota. " We encourage peace-loving Minnesotan’s to come and support a peaceful protest this Saturday and learn ways we can help stop a campaign of ethnic cleansing."

So far here is what we know:

▪ 370,000 have been displaced and entered Bangladesh in under 3 weeks

▪ 400,000 remain trapped inside Myanmar with no access to food or humanitarian assistance

▪ 30,000 are still stranded in mountains or in 'no-mans-land' without food

▪ 3,000+ already feared dead 

▪ Bodies of Rohingya women and children fleeing Burma wash up in Bangladesh 

▪ The UN has suspended food aid operations from fear, affecting 250,000 internally displaced (IDP) Rohingya and "other most vulnerable Rohingya populations" 

▪ On the Bangladesh side, humanitarian partners are struggling to cope with the additional caseloads. Approx. 6 000 - 15 000 per day coming over 

▪Human Rights Watch (HRW) through Satellite evidence is documenting Military village burning stretching over 100 km

▪ Military is using helicopters, tanks, and the navy on civilians in this latest massacre, using bombs indiscriminately on civilian Rohingya population 

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-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein, 612-406-0070, 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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CAIR: Georgia Activists, Burmese Refugees to March Saturday Against Genocide

CAIR-Georgia calls for action from Senators Perdue and Isakson

(ATLANTA, GA, 9/15/17) -- On Saturday, September 16, a coalition of Atlanta organizations, including the Burmese Community of Georgia and the Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-GA), plan to hold a march against the Burmese government's ongoing ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims.

During the march, which is scheduled to begin at Centennial Olympic Park at 3 p.m., activists plan to call on Georgia Senators David Perdue and Johnny Isakson to join Senator John McCain in supporting a Senate resolution that would condemn the Burmese government's violence. 

The marchers also plan to stop at the CNN Center, and deliver to any reporters in attendance an electronic file containing compiled footage of atrocities committed against Rohingya Muslims, including acts of torture, arson and murder.

WHAT: Rally Against Rohingya Genocide

WHEN: Saturday, September 16, 3 p.m.

WHERE: Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta, GA

CONTACT: Edward Ahmed Mitchell, 404-285-9530; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Muhammad Ayub Khan, 404-447-8923, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Over the past several weeks, Burmese soldiers have traveled from village to village in Rahkine State, committing mass murder, rape and arson along the way. Survivors, bystanders, and even perpetrators have posted video footage online showing Rohingya men, women and children being beaten to death, dismembered, and burned alive, among other acts of brutality. 

"The world failed to intervene in Rwanda. The world failed to intervene in Srebrenica. The world still has a chance to act in Myanmar," said Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of CAIR Georgia. "Georgia, which is home to thousands of Burmese-Americans who fled persecution, has a role to play in stopping Myanmar's campaign of ethnic cleansing."

In letters sent to Senators Isakson and Perdue, CAIR-Georgia and the Burmese Rohingya Community of Georgia, Inc. encouraged them to support John McCain's Senate Resolution 250. So far, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has refused to bring the resolution to the Senate floor for a vote.

READ: Letter to Senator David Perdue & Senator Johnny Isakson

The letter also called on the senators to oppose a proposed expansion of American military assistance to Myanmar in the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

"Although the United States cannot and should not intervene in every global humanitarian crisis, our nation should not contribute to this crisis by expanding military-to-military cooperation with Burma’s government," the letter said.

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to 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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