Muslim Women Self Defense Class

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Citing an increase in the number of attacks against young Muslim women wearing the hijab, the local Islamic community is providing self-defense classes for women.

Local Council on Islamic/American Relations Executive Director Faizan Syed says they’re not trying to turn them into Jackie Chan, but teaching them how to de-escalate situations or, if necessary, protect themselves.

“We’re hoping that these classes will at least give Muslim women particularly, even all women, but particularly Muslim women, the ability to know that if something like this ever does happen, how you respond to it in a way that you get out with the least amount of harm as humanly possibly,” he says.

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CAIR-Missouri was invited by ING to speak on a webinar about engaging interfaith work during the blessed month of Ramadan.

Facilitated by ING Interfaith Coordinator Kate Chance, this webinar explored the various ways that mosques, Muslims, and their allies can engage in interfaith work during Ramadan, with a particular focus on inviting other faiths to participate in Ramadan events. We heard from Ameena Jandali of Islamic Networks Group – ING , Faizan Syed from CAIR-St. Louis, Jeff Eagan from Se7enfast, and Tim Brauhn from ING (representing Shoulder-to-Shoulder ).

To read the full story click here: https://ing.org/how-to-engage-in-interfaith-work-during-ramadan-know-your-neighbor-webinar/

Webinar speakers include CAIR-Missouri Executive Director Faizan Syed, CAIR-Georgia Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell, CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, and CAIR National Chapter Director Lori Saroya.

The webinar will offer advice on forming a "Fast Forward" committee, a template for an iftar media advisory, advice on reaching out to local media, a sample advertisement for the event, text for a "Welcome to Our Ramadan Fast Forward Interfaith Iftar" brochure, frequently-asked questions about Ramadan, and a sample event program.

Ramadan is the month on the Islamic lunar calendar during which Muslims abstain from food, drink and other sensual pleasures from break of dawn to sunset. The fast is performed to learn discipline, self-restraint and generosity, while obeying God's commandments. Fasting (along with the declaration of faith, daily prayers, charity, and pilgrimage to Mecca) is one of the "five pillars" of Islam.

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HateFistFaizan Syed is the executive director of the Missouri Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a grassroots civil rights and advocacy group that works to promote a positive image of Islam and Muslims in America.  Mr. Sayed joins us on the line from his office in St. Louis;

Robert West is CAIR-Missouri's Civil Rights Staff Attorney; and

Frederick Lawrence is a lawyer, civil liberties scholar and CEO of The Phi Beta Kappa Society, a Washington, DC-based honor society that promotes excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. He is the author of Punishing Hate: Bias Crimes Under American Law.  In the 1980s, Lawrence served as the Chief of the Civil Rights Unit in the Office of the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, working under then-US Attorney Rudolph Giuliani.  Mr. Lawrence has also served as dean of the George Washington University law school, and as President of Brandeis University.  He is currently a Senior Research Scholar and Visiting Professor of Law at the Yale Law School...

Read Full Interview: http://wypr.org/post/hate-crime-soars-can-our-laws-ensure-justice

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