CAIR-PA to Launch Campaign Against Anti-Muslim Textbooks

– For Immediate Release & Distribution –

PRESS CONFERENCE: CAIR-PA TO LAUNCH CAMPAIGN AGAINST ANTI-MUSLIM TEXTBOOKS & RESPOND TO TERROR RELATED INCIDENTS IN PHILADELPHIA

Books distributed across 30 states nationwide to school children ages 10 and up filled with anti-Muslim bigotry, stereotypes, distortions and inaccuracies

(PHILADELPHIA, PA, 3/15/10) The Philadelphia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-PA) will hold a press conference to discuss the distribution of deceptive and inaccurate books on Islam and Muslims by a Philadelphia based publishing company and will launch a nationwide campaign to address the presence of anti-Muslim propaganda in schools.

CAIR-PA and local Muslim leaders will also discuss the recent developments surrounding the arrests of suspected terrorists from the Philadelphia area and challenge anti-Muslim sentiment, such as the aforementioned textbooks, that may arise from these incidents.

CAIR-PA will hold a press conference on Wednesday, March 17, 2010

WHAT: Launch of national campaign against anti-Muslim propaganda in schools and discussion of recent terror arrests
WHO: CAIR-PA and local Muslim leaders
WHEN: 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 17, 2010
WHERE: 1218 Chestnut Street, Suite 905, Philadelphia, PA 19107

CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties organization, has 35 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. 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: Moein Khawaja, Civil Rights Director, CAIR-PA, E-Mail: info@philadelphia.cair.com,267-515-6710; Rugiatu Conteh, Outreach Director, CAIR-PA, E-Mail: info@philadelphia.cair.com; Iftekhar Hussain, Chair, CAIR-PA, ihussain@cair.com, 610-570-6071.

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