Washington Muslims meet with lawmakers to discuss Islamophobia and low-income housing

Nearly 500 Washington Muslims met with legislators last month on Martin Luther King Jr. Day as part of the 2010 Washington State Muslims Day at the Capitol.

The event was organized by the Washington state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Muslim voters provided information on local instances of anti-Muslim hate promotion and hate crimes, urged their legislators to speak out against Islamophobic rhetoric and bias incidents, and urged legislators to increase funding for low-income housing.

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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