(OKLAHOMA CITY,OK, 1/3/19) – On Friday, January 4, the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) will hold a press conference with Jenan Ayesh, the victim of anti-Muslim attack that took place at Dallas’ Reunion Tower this past Sunday because she was wearing an Islamic head scarf (hijab).

WHAT: CAIR-OK Press Conference with Victim of Anti-Muslim Attack
WHEN: Friday, January 4 at 12:30 pm
WHERE: CAIR-OK Office, 3000 United Founders Blvd., Suite 226, Oklahoma City, OK 73112
CONTACT: Adam Soltani, CAIR-OK Executive Director, asoltani@cair.com, 405-248-5853

The attacker reportedly told the victim and her mother to go “back to their country” and allegedly hit Jenan, resulting in a concussion.

SEE: Oklahoma Muslim Mother, Daughter Attacked in Texas

“In this day and age, it is unthinkable that people are still being targeted on the basis of their religious practices,” said CAIR-OK Civil Rights Director Veronica Laizure. “It is imperative that crimes against Muslim women are treated as hate crimes and that we continue to educate people on how to treat each other with respect.”

The Washington-based Muslim civil rights organization has noted an unprecedented spike in bigotry targeting American Muslims and members of other minority groups since the election of Donald Trump as president.

SEE: CAIR-Minnesota Calls for Hate Crime Probe of Vehicular Harassment Targeting Muslim Family

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, 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.

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CONTACT: CAIR Oklahoma Executive Director Adam Soltani, asoltani@cair.com, 405-248-5853; CAIR Oklahoma Civil Rights Director Veronica Laizure, vlaizure@cair.com, 405-430-9877.