CAIR-TX, Community Groups to Hold News Conference to Increase Awareness of Human Trafficking and Offer Prayers for Victims

(HOUSTON, TX 5/9/14) — On Tues., May 13, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Texas chapter will join leaders of the Houston faith-based community groups. The group will offer prayers for the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram and for human trafficking victims worldwide. The news conference will take place at Maryknoll House, 2360 Rice Blvd., Houston, TX 77005.

CAIR-TX, a civil rights and advocacy organization, denounces the actions of Boko Haram and prays for the safe return of their kidnap victims.

WHAT: Houston-area Muslim and other community groups to hold a news conference to increase public awareness of human trafficking and offer prayers for the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls and victims worldwide.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Maryknoll House, 2360 Rice Blvd., Houston, TX 77005

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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Contacts: CAIR-Texas Communications Coordinator Ruth Nasrullah, (713)838-2247 (office)/(713)585-6314(cell), e-mail

CAIR-Texas Outreach Coordinator Ahmad Alaswad, (713)838-2247 (office)/ (713) 484-9027 (cell), email

CAIR-Texas Executive Director Mustafaa Carroll, (713)838-2247 (office)/(832)549-1042 (cell), e-mail

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