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On Saturday afternoon, the Missouri chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MO) is hosting a protest in response to the Trump Administration’s announced anti-immigration orders, which temporarily bans immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries.
The event will start at 1 p.m. at the Federal Court House downtown (111 S. 10th St) for a rally, with tables set up for voter registration and signatures on letters to elected officials. Speeches from various interfaith, civil rights and legal figures will begin at 1:30. The march itself begins at 2 p.m., followed by a rally at the Arch.
As of Friday afternoon, more than 1,500 people indicated on Facebook they were interested in attending.
Also of note: Tonight, CAIR-MO is hosting a panel in Ballwin to discuss the recent executive orders, with attorneys present to answer any legal questions. And for an opportunity to learn more about what CAIR-MO is doing, an open house will welcome newcomers to their new office on Clayton Road on Sunday, February 19.
The Belleville Mosque and Islamic Education Center will have an open house 1-3 p.m. Saturday for people interested in learning more about the center.
Amy Nabulsi, a spokeswoman for the mosque, said leaders decided to hold the open house “as a result of the positive support” the mosque received after President Donald Trump last month signed an executive order that restricted travel for 90 days between the United States and seven predominantly Muslim countries.
Here is the open house schedule: 1-1:20 p.m. worship; 1:25-2 p.m. guest speaker from the St. Louis office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations; and 2-3 p.m. refreshments and meet and greet.
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In a suit filed last week in St. Louis County Circuit Court, Mohammed Almuttan, who is Palestinian, claims he was denied a business license for a laundromat based on his nationality and religion. He and his family, their attorney, and the Missouri chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MO) have called for McKinney's resignation.
For the past five years, Almuttan and his family have owned Mally’s Market, the city’s only grocery store.
The lawsuit claims that McKinney has repeatedly denied Almuttan a business license to operate a laundromat — despite the family’s adherence to city laws and regulations. It also states McKinney made the license contingent on regulations not listed in the city’s laws, like selling things the city can collect taxes on, or having the mayor himself inspect the business.