WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Later today, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will join a coalition of Muslim, Interfaith and human rights groups at a news conference outside the White House in Washington, D.C., to respond to President's Trump's expected announcement this afternoon on the status of Jerusalem.
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
[MEDIA NOTE: The news conference will be livestreamed at: https://www.facebook.com/CAIRNational ]
WHAT: Coalition News Conference Outside White House in Response to Trump's Jerusalem Announcement
WHERE: In Front of the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.
WHEN: Wednesday, December 6, 3 p.m.
CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, [email protected]
In a statement reacting to the president's expected announcement on Jerusalem, CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad said:
"By overturning a decades-long policy adopted by administrations of both parties, President Trump is casting aside America's role as a mediator in the Middle East conflict, harming our Muslim allies and our nation's strategic foreign policy interests, offending the religious sensibilities of the world's 1.6 billion Muslims, and empowering political and religious extremists of all stripes at home and abroad. This dangerous, counterproductive and self-serving move should be rejected by every American who looks forward to a just and comprehensive resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict."
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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SOURCE Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)