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Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, November 13, 2017 

 
   
   

CAIR Offers U.S. Religious Institutions Security Advice Following Texas Church Massacre

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CAIR Offers U.S. Religious Institutions Security Advice Following Texas Church Massacre


(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/6/17) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today offered security advice to religious institutions nationwide that are considering instituting additional safety measures in response to yesterday's massacre at a Texas church.

CAIR is urging all houses of worship to take extra security precautions using its "Best Practices for Mosque and Community Safety" booklet. The advice in CAIR's security publication is applicable to religious institutions of all faiths.

"American Muslims share the same values and freedoms that we all cherish, knowing that we are all in this together," said CAIR spokesperson Arsalan Bukhari. "All Americans deserve the right and freedom to worship in their own way, free of threats or violence."

A hard copy of the booklet may be requested through CAIR's website at: http://www.cair.com/mosque-safety-guide.html
It may also be viewed at: http://www.cair.com/images/publications/CAIR_Mosque_Safety_Guide.pdf

CAIR's safety guide states in part:

"A general framework in which to think about institutional security falls within the following broad categories:

Be Aware
Assess Your Vulnerability
Prepare and Plan
Prevent
Respond/Mitigate
Recover

"This framework can be applied to all sorts of security issues, from hate graffiti to burglary or to an active-shooter episode. Decision-makers must decide which recommendations are best applied to their facility. They must also decide the order in which they will implement the process."


Other initial safety steps recommended in CAIR's guide include developing positive relationships with local law enforcement agencies, meeting with elected officials to discuss community concerns, building coalitions with interfaith and minority groups, holding community meetings to inform others of safety guidelines, and establishing a community support network.

CAIR's community safety booklet was first published several years ago in response to a spike in anti-mosque incidents nationwide.

Since the beginning of the year, CAIR has called for investigations of possible bias motives for dozens of incidents targeting mosques in Colorado, Florida, Ohio, Iowa, Kentucky, Georgia, Arizona, Virginia, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Texas, and a number of other states. By comparison, in the January-March period in 2016, CAIR recorded 19 such incidents.

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.               

CAIR-San Antonio Urges Texas Muslims to Donate Blood for Church Shooting Victims

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    So the next time you hear Allahu Akbar -- whether it's in a media report, on an airplane, or in a shopping mall, remember that the phrase used by millions of Muslims and Christians daily to praise God regardless of their circumstances, can never be justified for use when harming His creation.

    Dr. Zainab Chaudry, Pharm.D. is a spokeswoman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations. CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties organization.
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    "This is the second time we've seen this kind of divisive campaign rhetoric in this election cycle here in New Jersey," said James Sues, executive director of CAIR-NJ. "The repugnant racist tactics represented in these campaign materials do a disservice to the welcoming community that New Jersey truly is. This is just a painful reminder of the extreme divisiveness that characterizes current political climate at the national level."

    [NOTE: Sikh men who wear beards and turbans as part of their faith are often targeted by bigots who mistake them for Muslims.]
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CAIR-San Antonio Urges Texas Muslims to Donate Blood for Church Shooting Victims

(SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, 11/5/17) -- The San Antonio chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Antonio), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, tonight called on members of the Texas Muslim community to donate blood to help those injured in today's deadly shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs.

"During times of tragedy and heartache, all Texans must, and will work together to help alleviate suffering and to offer material and spiritual support for one another," said CAIR-San Antonio President Sarwat Husain. "We pray for the loved ones of those killed in this senseless attack and for the speedy recovery of the wounded."

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-San Antonio President Sarwat Husain, 210-378-9528, shusain@cair.com; CAIR-DFW Civil Rights Director Nikiya Natale, 469-998-2246, nnatale@cair.com; CAIR-Houston Executive Director Mustafaa Carroll, 832-549-1042, mcarroll@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

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