CAIR-MO to React to Trump's 'Muslim Ban 2.0' Order, Launch 'Register Me First' Website
(SAINT LOUIS, MO, 3/7/2017) - The Missouri Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MO), a chapter of the largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will hold a news conference to respond to the signing of President Trump's new "Muslim Ban 2.0" executive order.
WHAT: CAIR-MO to Hold News Conference to Respond to Trump's 'Muslim Ban 2.0' Order, Launch 'Register Me First' Website
WHEN: Wednesday, March 8, 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: CAIR-MO Office, 13408 Clayton Rd, St. Louis MO, 63131
"The Trump administration seems committed to undermining the U.S. Constitution by pursuing another Muslim Ban Executive Order," said Faizan Syed Executive Director of CAIR-MO. “This order is not about making Americans safer – which has been debunked by the Department of Homeland Security – it’s about pandering to the Islamophobes that make up Trump’s base and have invaded the administration”.
White House adviser Stephen Miller told Fox News that the new Muslim ban will "have the same basic policy outcome."
“The MacArthur Justice Center is outraged by the hateful and prejudicial actions taken by our President that continue to seek to ban Muslims from entering our country. We stand with our friends and colleagues at CAIR – as well as all immigrant and other families impacted by these senseless directives – that needlessly divide and violate human rights. We also stand ready to litigate.” -- Mae C. Quinn, Director, MacArthur Justice Center at St. Louis
At its news conference, CAIR-MO will discuss "Register Me First" (#RegisterMeFirst) website, produced in partnership with a Los Angeles-based design and technology studio Use All Five, to challenge President Trump's Islamophobic policies, including the Muslim ban and a proposed "Muslim registry."
Registermefirst.com will provide an opportunity for anyone who wants to oppose the Muslim ban, any future Muslim registry or other unconstitutional actions by the Trump administration to join the broader movement challenging those unjust policies.
Last month, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit upheld a lower court's ruling putting Trump's original Muslim ban on hold.
CAIR-MO urges community members to report any bias incidents to police and to CAIR-MO’s Civil Rights Department at 636-207-8882 or by filing a report at: http://www.cair-mo.org/civil-
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.
La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.
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In the Name of God, the Merciful and Beneficent
On behalf of the Imam Council of Metropolitan St. Louis (ICMSTL), a council of eighteen Imams that represent the various Islamic Centers and Muslim communities in the Metropolitan area, we would like to express our sincere sadness at this cowardly act of vandalism at the Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery. We believe this act of hate is not only against the Jewish community but is an attack against all faiths and the values we hold as peoples of faith and Americans.
In the Quran, Allah, the God of Abraham says, “And from the followers of Moses are a people who are guided by the Truth, and by it, they are just.” (Qur’an 7:158).
We unanimously condemn this act of vandalism as well as the second round of bomb threats targeting Jewish Community Centers across the United States, and all acts of hate against religious groups. The growing antisemitism in our country is both alarming and unacceptable. Sadly, we’ve witnessed the rise of both antisemitism and bigoted actions against several religions in our ever polarized nation.
We want every member of the Jewish community to know that we will continue to stand in solidarity and are willing to help however needed. So please reach out to us. Currently, we are encouraging our congregations to help rebuild and repair not only the physical damage but the emotional damages this incident has these caused.
Finally, we believe that Allah tests humanity in many ways in order to bring them closer to Him. “Give good tiding to the patient, Who, when disaster strikes them, say, ‘Indeed we belong to God, and indeed to Him we will return’”. We are here to support you and stand with you during these difficult times; as an ally, a friend, and people of the Abrahamic faith.
In peace, with full sincerity and respect,
The Imam Council of Metropolitan St. Louis