(OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, 11/1/12) РOn Monday, November 5, the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) will hold a news conference in Oklahoma City to call for the return to the United States of a Muslim citizen currently stranded overseas apparently because he has been placed on the governmentís no-fly list. The man wishes to return to Oklahoma to visit his terminally-ill mother.

WHAT: Press Conference Seeking Return of U.S. Citizen to Visit Terminally-Ill Mother in Oklahoma
WHEN: Monday, November 5, 11 a.m.
WHERE: CAIR-Oklahoma Office, 1112 NW 23rd, Suite 207, Oklahoma City, OK
WHO: CAIR-OK Executive Director Adam Soltani, Executive Director of Oklahoma Conference of Churches Rev. Dr. William Tabbernee, Director of The Peace House OKC Nathaniel Batchelder
CONTACT: CAIR-OK Executive Director Adam Soltani, 405-248-5853, E-Mail: asoltani@cair.com

CAIR, a Washington-based Muslim civil rights organization, has dealt with a number of similar cases nationwide in which Muslim citizens are prevented from returning to the United States or faced government coercion when seeking to return home.

Video: CAIR Assists NY Muslim Stranded Overseas By No-Fly List
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHS808tHOtY
Video: CAIR Works to Help Calif. Muslim on No-Fly List Return Home
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIvhvCYq16E
Student Takes Long Way Home After ‘No-Fly’ Designation (MSNBC)
http://tinyurl.com/7wkq3zk
CAIR: Embassy Returns Passport to U.S. Muslim Stuck in Kuwait
http://tinyurl.com/3n7djcu
CAIR Seeks Probe of Whether FBI Sought Torture of U.S. Muslim
http://tinyurl.com/793u9wk
CAIR Asks DOJ to Probe Oregon FBI’s ‘Coercion’ of Muslim Citizens
http://tinyurl.com/7ool6pf
CAIR: Va. Muslim on No-Fly List Returning to U.S.
http://tinyurl.com/6egwl7e

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.

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CONTACT: CAIR-OK Executive Director Adam Soltani, 405-248-5853, E-mail: asoltani@cair.com; CAIR-OK Operations Coordinator Jenell Mapp-Maynard, 405-415-6851, E-mail: jmaynard@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, E-Mail: ihooper@cair.com