CAIR Convention in Dunwoody 2017

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Ibtihaj Muhammad, featured in this picture,  is an American sabre fencer, and a member of the United States. She attended the CAIR Gala in hope of breaking stereotypes in the Islamic community.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) was created as an “organization that challenges stereotypes of Islam and Muslims” (CAIR letter to Vice President Gore, 10/06/1995), a Washington-based Islamic advocacy group and an organization dedicated to providing an Islamic perspective on issues of importance to the American public. Prior to establishing CAIR, its founders observed that “the core challenge [in America], that of stereotyping and defamation, was having a devastating effect on our children and paralyzing adults from taking their due roles in civic affairs” (“The Link,” a newsletter published by Americans for Middle East Understanding, February-March 2000).

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