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CAIR-KY Chapter to Hold Formal Launch Event

WHAT: On Friday, April 14, the newly-formed Kentucky chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Kentucky) will hold an official launch event featuring guest speaker Imam Dawud Walid, who is executive director of CAIR’s Michigan chapter. Walid will speak about “Facing the Challenges of Islamophobia.”

There is no charge for admission. Light refreshments will be served.

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

WHEN: Friday, April 14, 6-8 p.m.

WHERE: Lexington Universal Academy, 4580 Nicholasville Road, Lexington, KY  40515

WEBSITEhttp://www.cairky.com

CONTACT: CAIR-Kentucky Executive Director Omar Ghani, 502-338-8578, CAIR-Kentucky Chair Waheeda Muhammad, 859-296-0206, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The launch of CAIR-Kentucky is part of an expansion of the national organization’s chapter network around the country.

 

View article at: CAIR National's Press Release

CAIR-Kentucky Calls for Hate Crime Probe of Bomb Threat to Mosque

 

 

 

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/6/17) – The new Kentucky chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Kentucky) today called on state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate a mailed bomb threat to a mosque in that state as a hate crime.

On March 4, Masjid Bilal Ibn Rabah in Lexington, Ky., received a threatening letter in the mail. The handwritten letter was sent from Sheffield, England, and contained a green index card wrapped in a blank sheet of paper.  Written on the card were the words, “An explosive device will be placed at your mosque very soon!”  

Yesterday, CAIR’s Georgia chapter called on leaders of mosques in that state to improve their security measures after one mosque received a message threatening "death for you and your kind" from a self-declared "Muslim slayer," and three other mosques received identical emails threatening widespread attacks against American Muslims on March 15.  

Similar threats have been sent recently to mosques in New Jersey, New York, Maryland, and Virginia.  

Video: CAIR Seeks Hate Crime Probe of Threat Targeting New Jersey Mosque https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGwgtv67mm0   

A soon-to-be-published CAIR report on Islamophobia in America is expected to show that 2016 was the worst year on record for incidents in which mosques were targets of bias.  

The Washington-based Muslim civil rights organization is urging American Muslims and Islamic institutions to take extra security precautions and is offering Muslim community leaders free copies of its booklet, "Best Practices for Mosque and Community Safety." The booklet may be requested through CAIR's website: http://www.cair.com/mosque-safety-guide.html   

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-Kentucky Chair Waheedah Muhammad, 859-296-0206; CAIR-Kentucky Media Chair, Maya McCutchen, 859-907-0055; CAIR-Kentucky Media Chair, Ron Smith, 859-623-0442; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

See also: The New York Times interview with Chairperson, Waheedah Muhammad

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