This week the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) offered a ‘Know Your Rights as a Hajj Traveler’ community training webinar for those taking part in the pilgrimage to Mecca.
WATCH/LISTEN: CAIR ‘Know Your Rights as a Hajj Traveler’ Webinar
The training provided information on airport security agencies, screening, body scanners, your rights at customs and U.S. entry points, the terrorist screening database, no-fly and selectee lists, the complaints process, and more. Common scenarios were discussed.
CAIR offers an informational pocket guide, “Your Rights and Responsibilities as an American Muslim,” which states in part:
“As an airline passenger, you are entitled to courteous, respectful and non-stigmatizing treatment by airline and security personnel. It is illegal for law enforcement officials to perform any stops, searches, detentions, or removals based solely on your race, religion, national origin, sex, or ethnicity.”
If you believe your rights have been violated, you may call CAIR-OK’s Civil Rights Department at 405-430-9877 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.