CAIR-WA Joins Coalition to Launch Week of #NoMuslimBanEver Protests
October 13, 2017
The Washington state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Washington) joins a coalition of organizations in launching series of #NoMuslimBanEver protests leading up to implementation of the new Muslim Ban.
Actions launch Sunday, October 15th with “No Ban, No Wall, Justice for All!” rally and march at Westlake starting at 1:00 PM. Speakers will include those directly impacted by racist, white supremacist, xenophobic policies of this administration.
The new Muslim Ban goes into effect next Wednesday. In response, Plymouth Church in Downtown Seattle will host The Faith Over Fear Road Show at 10AM Wednesday, October 18th. The Road Show, featuring Aneelah Afzali of MAPS-Amen and Pastor Terry Kyllo of Neighbors in Faith, will discuss how to combat Islamophobia in the United States.
Wednesday, October 18th (time TBD) the coalition invites the community to the #NoMuslimBanEver a pray-in and protest at the US District Court in Downtown Seattle. Together we’ll stand against the implementation of the most recent Muslim Ban, a discriminatory and unconstitutional policy that fundamentally opposes our character as a nation.
“This ban has caused extreme hardship among American Muslims in our community, cutting them off from their families and furthering the bigoted and discriminatory policies and agenda of this administration,” said Sarah Stuteville Media & Outreach Director for CAIR-WA, “We stand together against this threat to our nation and the civil liberties of our communities.”
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.
MEDIA CONTACT: Sarah Stuteville, Media & Outreach Director for CAIR-WA
MEDIA CONTACT: Moh Kilani, Director of Development, Americans for Refugees and Immigrants