(OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, 1/25/2023) – On Thursday, Jan. 26, the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) and the CAIR Legal Defense Fund (CAIR LDF) will hold a news conference to announce the filing of a lawsuit against the Oklahoma City Police Department (OKCPD) for its targeting of American Muslim Air Force veteran Saadiq Long based solely on his name being unlawfully included on a federal terror watchlist.

Saadiq Long has faced challenges regarding his unconstitutional inclusion on the no-fly list and continued harassment from governmental agencies.

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WHAT: CAIR-OK, CAIR LDF News Conference to Announce Lawsuit Against OKCPD
WHEN: Thursday, January 26, 2023, 10 a.m. CST
WHERE: CAIR-OK Office, 3000 United Founders Blvd., Suite 226, Oklahoma City, OK 73112
CONTACT: CAIR-OK Director Adam Soltani, 405-248-5853, asoltani@cair.com

Representatives from the ACLU of Oklahoma and NAACP will speak at the press conference.

Further details will be released during and immediately following the press conference, and legal counsel will be available for limited questions.

CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, 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.


CONTACT: Veronica Laizure, CAIR-OK Deputy Director, vLaizure@cair.com, 405-430-9877, Adam Soltani, CAIR-OK Executive Director, asoltani@cair.com, 405-248-5853