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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CAIR-AZ Condemns ADL's Stereotyping of Muslims in Bill 1062 Debate
(PHOENIX, AZ, 2/28/14) -- The Arizona chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-AZ) today called on the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to apologize for stereotypical statements made about Muslims during recent debate over Arizona Senate Bill 1062, which would have shielded businesses from lawsuits if employees acted on religious beliefs to discriminate against customers.
In testimony before a state Senate committee the ADL's assistant regional director posed a scenario in which, "A Muslim-owned cab company might refuse to drive passengers to a Hindu temple."
SEE: The Muslim Taxi Driver (Slate)
"It is unconscionable that a group purporting to defend civil rights would resort to religious bigotry to promote its political agenda," said CAIR-AZ Board Chair Imraan Siddiqi. "The introduction of this stereotypical scenario gave way to the narrative that Muslims are in some way serial abusers of 'religious freedom based denials of service,' which is completely baseless."
Siddiqi noted that Muslims, like the majority of other Arizonans, believe that those serving the public must treat all customers equally, or be prepared to seek another line of work.
In 2010, CAIR called on the ADL to retract its statement against the construction of an Islamic community center in New York City.
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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CONTACT: CAIR-AZ Board Chair Imraan Siddiqi, 480-415-4652, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, E-Mail: email@example.com