MEDIA ADVISORY

CAIR-Pittsburgh, Interfaith and Community Leaders to Hold Rally to Protest Islamophobic Fox News Host’s Appearance at St. Barnabas Health System

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/24/19) – On Thursday April 25, the Pittsburgh chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Pittsburgh), a chapter of the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, along with a large coalition of interfaith organizations, peace activists and other community leaders, will hold a protest outside the Marriott hotel in Cranberry Township, Pa. where Islamophobic Fox News host Jeanine Pirro is set to speak at a charitable event for the St. Barnabas Health System.

SEE Facebook Event Page: Protest at Jeanine Pirro – St. Barnabas event

https://www.facebook.com/events/308697199808535/

SEE: Jeanine Pirro’s History of Anti-Muslim Attacks 

In March, Pirro attacked Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) decision to wear an Islamic head scarf, calling it “antithetical to the U.S. Constitution.”

WHAT: Rally to Protest Islamophobic Fox News Host Jeanine Pirro’s Appearance at St. Barnabas Health System
WHO:
CAIR-Pittsburgh and a wide coalition of supporting organizations
WHEN:
Thursday, April 25, 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
WHERE:
Marriott North, 100 Cranberry Woods Dr., Cranberry Township, PA 16066
CONTACT:
CAIR-Pittsburgh Program Director Zohra Lasania, 412-606-3601, zlasania@cair.com

The peaceful protest will condemn bigotry, Islamophobia, and violent propaganda and protesters are encouraged to bring their own signs.

Last month, CAIR called on St. Barnabas Health System in Pennsylvania to drop Islamophobic Fox News host Jeanine Pirro as a speaker at the April 25 event.

Three days later, CAIR welcomed the withdrawal of major sponsors from the event after issuing a call for them to pull out.

SEE: CAIR Welcomes Withdrawal of Sponsors for Penn. Event Featuring Islamophobic Fox News Host Jeanine Pirro
https://www.cair.com/cair_welcomes_withdrawal_of_sponsors_for_penn_event_featuring_islamophobic_fox_news_host_jeanine_pirro

The Washington-based civil rights organization is also asking Americans to take part in its click and send action alert calling on the St. Barnabas Health System to drop Pirro as a speaker.

ACTION ALERT: Contact St. Barnabas Health System to Ask That Jeanine Pirro Be Dropped as an Awardee and Speaker at the “Founder’s Day” Celebration
https://www.votervoice.net/CAIR/campaigns/64476/respond

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-Pittsburgh Program Director Zohra Lasania, 412-606-3601, zlasania@cair.com