OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, 4/23/2018) – On Monday, April 23, the Oklahoma Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) will be available to the media to discuss the release of the CAIR National 2018 Civil Rights Report.

WHAT: CAIR-OK Media availability to discuss National 2018 Civil Rights Report
WHEN: Monday, April 23, 2:00-5:00PM (CST); Tuesday, April 24, 10:00AM-2:00PM (CST)
WHERE: CAIR-OK Office, 3000 United Founders Blvd., Suite 226, Oklahoma City, OK 73112

Contact: CAIR-OK Civil Rights Department at vLaizure@cair.com

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will release a one-of-its-kind report showing ‘concrete evidence’ that Trump’s Muslim Ban resulted in increased anti-Muslim discrimination and violence across the United States in the past year. CAIR Oklahoma will hold media availability hours to discuss the report and the local implications.

CAIR’s 2018 civil rights report will outline hundreds of anti-Muslim bias incidents in 2017 and indicate how many were related to the Trump administration’s unconstitutional “Muslim Ban” executive orders. The new report, titled “Targeted,” will also document the increase in anti-Muslim bias incidents and hate crimes in 2017 over the previous year.

CAIR said the anti-Muslim hate incidents documented in the report are shocking and an indictment of the Trump administration and its unconstitutional policies based on religious animus.

“This national-level report takes a look at the status of anti-Muslim hate crimes and bias incidents,” said CAIR-OK Civil Rights Director Veronica Laizure. “This data is invaluable in cataloguing the rise of anti-Muslim bigotry over the past year.”

SEE: Targeted 2018 Civil Rights Report

The report dataset is drawn primarily from the intakes CAIR conducts each year. With each case, CAIR’s civil rights and legal staff seek to ensure the highest possible level of accuracy.

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.