CAIR Joins Call for Justice in Shooting of Trayvon Martin


CAIR Joins Call for Justice in Shooting of Trayvon Martin

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/22/12) — A prominent national Muslim civil 
rights and advocacy organization today joined the nationwide call for 
justice in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teenager 
allegedly shot by a neighborhood watch captain on February 26.

Nihad Awad, national executive director of the Washington-based 
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), said in a statement:

“CAIR and the American Muslim community join with all those who seek 
justice in this troubling case. We are concerned that this tragic 
incident is symptomatic of a growing level of racial and ethnic 
tension in our society.

“We call on the Department of Justice to devote all necessary 
resources to its review of the case and urge state and local 
authorities to take appropriate legal and legislative actions to 
prevent such disturbing incidents from occurring in the future.

“We hope this tragedy will prompt a national dialogue about how some 
Americans are viewed as the ‘other’ or ‘suspicious’ based solely on 
stereotypes or prejudice.”

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.

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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 
202-744-7726, E-Mail:; CAIR Communications Manager 
Amina Rubin, 202-488-8787, 202-341-4171, E-Mail:


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