(DALLAS, TX, 3/15/19) – This morning, the Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-DFW) will hold a news conference at the Dallas office to respond to the killings of more than 50 worshipers in terror attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, during prayers on Friday.
At the news conference, CAIR-DFW, joined by community leaders and law enforcement spokespersons, will call for national action to push back against growing Islamophobia, white supremacy and anti-immigrant bigotry in America and around the world.
The white supremacist author of a manifesto issued prior to the attacks called himself a supporter of President Donald Trump, who he sees “as a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose.”
WHAT: CAIR-DFW News Conference About Terror Attacks on New Zealand Mosques
WHEN: Friday, March 15, 10 a.m.
WHERE: CAIR-Dallas office, 13111 N Central Expressway, Suite 380, Dallas, TX 75243
SEE: CAIR Condemns Terror Attack on New Zealand Mosques, Urges Stepped-Up Security by Muslim Communities in U.S., Worldwide
CAIR has reported an unprecedented spike in bigotry targeting American Muslims, immigrants and members of other minority groups since the election of Donald Trump as president and has repeatedly expressed concern about Islamophobic, white supremacist and racist Trump administration policies and appointments.
The Washington-based civil rights organization is urging mosques and other Islamic institutions to take measures outlined in its “Best Practices for Mosque and Community Safety” booklet. The advice in CAIR’s security publication is applicable to all institutions, regardless of organizational mission.
The booklet may be viewed at: https://tinyurl.com/BestSafetyPractices
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.