American Muslims to Ask GOP to Reassess Relationship
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/4/12) -- On Wednesday, December 5, a coalition of American Muslim organizations will hold a noon news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to call on the Republican Party to reassess and improve its relationship with U.S. Muslims.
WHEN: Wednesday, December 5, Noon
The coalition will also announce the publication of a full-page advertisement in the conservative Washington Times newspaper outlining the need for that reassessment.
That open letter to the GOP states in part:
A similar statement of American Muslim concerns will be addressed to the Democratic Party in the near future.
Last month, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, released the results of an informal exit poll indicating that more than 85 percent of American Muslim voters picked President Obama in the November 6 election.
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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