Saint Paul City, Minnesota State (IINA) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) hosted an event on Saturday in Saint Paul City, Minnesota to challenge Islamophobia.
During the event activists met to inspire others to fight bigotry, CBS Minnesota News reported. Saturday's event also served as the kick-off of the group's new campaign. Organizers said they want to activate 10,000 Minnesotans in the fight against bigotry and hatred.
CAIR's national headquarters in Washington, D.C., has noted an unprecedented spike in hate incidents targeting Muslims and other minority groups since the November 8 election.
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.
Source: International Islamic News Agency