CAIR MISSOURIMEDIA ADVISORY
CAIR-Missouri to Join Coalition in St. Louis Rally Against Trump's Jerusalem Policy Change
 
(ST. LOUIS, MO, 12/8/2017) -- On Sunday December 10, the Missouri chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Missouri) will join a justice for Palestine coalition to protest President Trump’s change of a decades-long policy on the status of Jerusalem.
WHAT:  Rise for Jerusalem Rally Against Trump’s Embassy Decision
WHEN:  Sunday, December 10, 3- 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Delmar Loop
6691 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis MO, 63011
CONTACT:  CAIR-Missouri Executive Director Faizan Syed, 314-403-3626,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
CAIR is calling on Americans of all backgrounds to contact their elected representatives to oppose Trump’s reckless change of policy on Jerusalem.
CAIR Action Alert: Contact Your Elected Representatives About Jerusalem
“This short-sighted, unjustified and unilateral decision to overturning a long-standing policy of the United States will create irreparable harm to the peace process, undermine Muslim allies and our nation’s strategic foreign policy interests,” said Faizan Syed Executive Director of CAIR-Missouri. “This policy change is designed to destabilize the region and distract Americans from ongoing investigations into the Trump administration by the FBI and the tax bill.”
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-Missouri Executive Director Faizan Syed, 636-207-8882314-330-2946, E-Mail: 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 MISSOURIMEDIA ADVISORY: 

CAIR-Missouri Horrified by Trump’s Incitement to Violence Against U.S. Muslims on Twitter

(SAINT LOUIS, MO, 11/29/2017) -- The Missouri Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MO), a chapter of the largest civil rights and advocacy organization for Muslims in America, today express horror at what it called President Trump’s “incitement to violence against American Muslims” after he retweeted Islamophobic videos from an anti-Muslim British political leader who has been charged in the United Kingdom with “religious aggravated harassment.”

SEE: Trump Shares Inflammatory Anti-Muslim Videos

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/29/us/politics/trump-anti-muslim-videos-jayda-fransen.html

Trump Retweets Anti-Muslim Videos

http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/29/politics/donald-trump-retweet-jayda-fransen/index.html

In a statement, CAIR-Missouri Executive Director Faizan Syed said:

“President Trump is sending a clear message to his base and 44 million twitter followers that they should hate Islam and Muslims. This incitement is common on anti-Muslim hate sites but to see this content on the Twitter feed of the President horrifies me to my core. All Americans should express their outrage and horror regardless of their political or religious beliefs.”

CAIR has witnessed an unprecedented spike in hate incidents targeting American Muslims and members of other minority groups since the election of Donald Trump as president.

SEE: CAIR Report Shows 2017 on Track to Becoming One of Worst Years Ever for Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes

https://www.cair.com/press-center/press-releases/14476-cair-report-shows-2017-on-track-to-becoming-one-of-worst-years-ever-for-anti-muslim-hate-crimes.html

CAIR Says New FBI Hate Crimes Report Shows Need to Stand Up to Increasing Bigotry

https://www.cair.com/press-center/press-releases/14780-cair-says-new-fbi-hate-crimes-report-shows-need-to-stand-up-to-increasing-bigotry.html

CAIR-Missouri urges community members to report any bias incidents to police and to CAIR-Missouri’s Civil Rights Department at 636-207-8882 or by filing a report at: http://www.cair-mo.org/civil-rights/file-a-complaint.html

CAIR recently launched an app to share critical “know your rights” information and to simplify the process to report hate crimes and bias incidents. CAIR is urging American Muslims and members of other minority groups to download the app and utilize this resource to stay informed and empowered.

For a quick download of CAIR’s civil rights app, click here: http://www.cair.com/app

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-Missouri Executive Director, 314-403-3626, 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.

Bismilliah(In the Name of Allah the most Compassionate the most Merciful),

The Imam Council of Metropolitan St. Louis (ICMSTL), a council representing the city’s 18 Islamic Centers and the Missouri Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Missouri) denounce President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). We are heartbroken at the terrible decision which will not only impact the 3,500 young hardworking DREAMers living in Missouri or the over 800,000 DREAMers living in the U.S. but the moral character of our nation.

DREAMers are youth who positively contribute to society, work to provide for their families, build economic opportunities, serve in our military, and inspire all of us. This inhumane heartless decision puts DREAMers, their families, and all of us in a 6-month limbo where if Congress does not pass comprehensive immigration reform, which they have been unable to achieve for over a decade, will face deportation.

From a purely financial perspective, kicking the DREAMers out of our country will not only devastate communities but may cost the U.S. economy $460 billion in GDP loss according to 400 leaders of major American businesses. As Muslims, we recognize that no human being is illegal and should live under the constant threat of deportation.

We call on all people of conscience, our fellow Americans to contact their elected officials and demand a change for the DREAMers and a pathway towards citizenship. We conclude with the words of Allah in the Holy Quran when He says, “And those who emigrated for [the cause of] God after they had been wronged - We will surely settle them in this world in a good place; but the reward of the Hereafter is greater, if only they could know” (Quran 16:41).

We pray for the safety of all the DREAMers, their families, their communities, and our nation to navigate a moral resolution.

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