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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CAIR: TODAY 9 PM (EST) - National American Muslim Call-In
Asks Feds to Probe Police Shooting of Unarmed Black Teen
Over the past couple of weeks, the�world has witnessed a massive and growing uprising against police brutality on streets across the United States. In the�wake of�the�tragic�police killing of Mike Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager, thousands of protestors -- yelling #HandsUp #DontShoot #JusticeforMikeBrown -- continue to rise up.�The City of #Ferguson has subsequently�become a focal point in national consciousness, re-igniting deeper�conversations about racism, profiling, police brutality, and police militarization. Join us tonight to hear from a number of Muslim-Americans who�have been active, on the streets and online, in this movement; hear perspective on what this moment means for the country and for Muslim-Americans, and learn how to get involved during this critical time.
Moderator:�DAWUD WALID, is an African-American civil rights leader who serves as the Executive Director of Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR - Michigan), a chapter of America's largest advocacy and civil liberties organization for Muslims. Mr. Walid is a preacher of Islam, delivering sermons�at Islamic centers�nationwide, and is a political blogger for Detroit News. Read his recent op-ed on Mike Brown�HERE
LINDA SARSOUR�is a�Palestinian-American civil rights leader and working�mother of�three who leads in social justice movements on a national and local level, addressing police brutality, spying, and racial profiling. Linda is the Executive Director of Arab American Association of New York and Advocacy Director of National Network for Arab American Communities
MUSTAFA ABDULLAH�is an Egyptian-American,�Program Associate at ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) of East Missouri. A former community organizer at CHANGE. Mr. Abdullah has been on the ground almost every other day and night, in Ferguson,�engaging in community building and meeting with local officials and residents. See�a�recent civil rights-related�op-ed�HERE
MUHAMMED MALIK�is�a Kashmiri-American, currently serving�on Amnesty International USA's 13-member human rights delegation, which is on the ground monitoring police on the�streets of Ferguson.�Mr. Malik is a long-time organizer and�Former�Executive Director�of CAIR-SFL; he is currently Communications Director�at Florida New Majority. Read op-ed�HERE
FAIZAN SYED�is Executive Director of�CAIR-St. Louis. He was born in Lahore Pakistan and moved to the U.S. at the age of four. He grew up in Kirkwood Missouri where he lives today. Mr. Syed has been active in building relationships between communities on the ground in Ferguson.
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*Martin Luther King: "Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere."
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