Press Release: U.S. Muslims Reject Violent Response to Cartoon Controversy
CAIR to offer educational initiatives highlighting legacy of Prophet Muhammad
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/5/06) – On Sunday, February 5, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will hold a news conference in Washington, D.C., to express the U.S. Muslim community’s rejection of violence in response to the defamatory caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad published in European newspapers.
WHAT: U.S. Muslims Reject Violence in Response to Cartoon Controversy
WHEN: Sunday, February 5, 2:30 p.m. (Eastern)
WHERE: CAIR Capitol Hill Headquarters, 453 New Jersey Avenue S.E., Washington, D.C.
Also on Friday, CAIR urged prayer leaders at mosques nationwide to defend the Prophet Muhammad’s image through educational activities, the sharing of books and other materials with friends and colleagues of other faiths and through “personal example of good character as instructed by the Prophet Muhammad.”
CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 31 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.