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CAIR town hall promotes outreach and unity of Islamic community in Orlando

By Frank Torres, For , On 04 May 2016, Read Original
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Leaders of the Muslim community from all over the state were in Orlando on Friday night, to attend a town hall hosted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, to learn more about the organization, the services they provide, and to unify Muslims to create better lives for themselves and their families in Florida

“We need to have a platform to give everyone an opportunity to explain what they do and what unity means” said Rasha Mubarak, Orlando Regional Coordinator for CAIR “To be impactful outside of the Muslim community, we need to be unified inside of the Muslim community. This is a groud breaking event for our community”

A panel of experts from the organization in the areas of law, government, and the media were on hand to explain what their duties were, and to encourage attendees to reach out to themselves and each other. Leaders from other organizations had the chance to address the group and Q/A session was held to provide an exchange of information of the concerns of the growing community.

The event takes place as recent terrorist attacks from radical members of the relgion have taken place around the world. This has lead to an environment created by fear which has effected some of the over 99% of peaceful practitioners of the religion, many of them who have grown families in the United States or have been in the country since birth.

CAIR plans to continue advocate for the Muslim community in the courts and throughout the different levels of Government. They will also conduct voter registration events to have a bigger impact in this November’s elections.

“We don’t want to tell people what we’re not. We want to show people who we are. For the American Muslim community to succeed, we need to stand together and united with each other” said CAIR Florida Executive Director Hassan Shibly.