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CAIR-Kentucky Representatives Talk to U.K. Students about Press Coverage of Muslims


CAIR-KY members Dr. Dina Rasheed and Dr. Nadia Rasheed spoke to journalism students at the University of Kentucky on April 24, 2017 on “How to Cover the Muslim Community”. The mother and daughter are members of the newly-formed local chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) chapter based in Lexington. Their talk to two UK classes covered common misconceptions about Islam and focused on the commonalities between the three Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The Rasheeds’ told students that a basic objective of the CAIR-KY organization is to build a healthy, strong and accurate relationship between the community and media. Examples of recent news coverage of CAIR-KY’s April 14, 2017 launch by Lexington journalists can be accessed by clicking here.


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