SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) today launched a billboard and Internet campaign designed to mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11 terror attacks by highlighting the service of Michigan Muslims to the nation.
The CAIR-MI “Remember Through Service” campaign is designed to tell the stories of Michigan Muslims who have given back to our country and to provide an accurate depiction of how Muslims contribute to the broader society.
The “American Muslims: Remembering Through Service” billboards, located along two major highways, showcase a doctor who was a first responder at Ground Zero on 9/11, a Detroit police officer, a Wayne County assistant prosecuting attorney, an assistant principal in a Canton public school, a Vietnam veteran, and a volunteer doctor at a free medical clinic in Wayne.
“As we reflect on the 10th anniversary of the national tragedy of 9/11, it is important for all Americans to recognize the positive contributions that Muslims have always made to our society,” said CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid. “Our fellow Americans need to know that we are first responders, law enforcement officers and military veterans who serve and protect our nation like citizens of other faiths.”
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.