WHO: American Muslims under the leadership of the The American Islamic Leadership Coalition (AILC),representing over 20 North American Muslim organizations and activists will come together in New York City to demonstrate their support of the New York City Police Department (NYPD). The event will feature remarks fromDr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy; Tarek Fatah, Founder of theMuslim Canadian Congress; Manda Zand Ervin, Founder of the Alliance for Iranian Women; C. Holland Taylor,Chairman and CEO of the LibForAll Foundation; andCongressman Peter King (R-NY), Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security.
WHAT: A press conference by a diverse, broad based group of American Muslim leaders who have come together to address recent controversies surrounding the counterterrorism programs of the NYPD. The public discourse concerning Muslims and NYPD has been dominated by a perception that American Muslims feel targeted. This press conference will give voice to a large coalition of American Muslims who feel otherwise and reject Islamist representation of their voices. AILC stands with the NYPD in its belief that the best way to fight terror is to identify its roots causes and address them head on.
WHEN: Monday, March 5, 2012, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: 1 Police Plaza, New York City, NY
MEDIA: Open Press
ABOUT AILC: The American Islamic Leadership Coalition (AILC) is a diverse coalition of liberty-minded, North American Muslim leaders and organizations. AILC’s mission advocates for defending the US Constitution, upholding religious pluralism, protecting American security and cherishing genuine diversity in the faith and practice of Islam. AILC provides a stark alternative to the Islamist organizations that claim to speak for what are diverse American Muslim communities. For more information on AILC, please visit our website athttp://www.americanislamicleadership.org/.
Gordon C. James Public Relations