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CAIR to Respond to Minnesota Republicans’ ‘Smears and Conspiracy Theories’ Targeting Muslim Voters, Islam

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 2/1/18) – Later today, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will respond to what it terms “smears and conspiracy theories” by Republican party officials in that state targeting Muslims and Islam.

SEE: Minnesota Republicans Smear Muslim Voters, Islam (Star Tribune) 

CAIR-MN will offer that response at an event this afternoon with interfaith partners to launch a challenge to growing Islamophobia.

WHEN: Thursday, February 1, Press Conference begins at 4:45 p.m. CT

WHERE: Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center, 8201 Park Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55420

WHO: CAIR-MN, ISAIAH and the ISAIAH Muslim Coalition

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.

Earlier this week, CAIR-MN called on the Republican Party in that state to dismiss an official who claims that he uncovered a plot to “mobilize Muslims to infiltrate our Republican caucuses on Feb. 6.”

SEE: CAIR-MN Asks GOP to Fire Official Who Claimed Minnesota Muslims Plan to ‘Infiltrate’ Precinct Caucuses

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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