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CAIR Joins Occupy Wall Street, Will Hold Friday Prayers in Zuccotti Park
by Tiffany Gabbay
They say one can tell a lot about people by the company they keep. If that adage is true, what does the Council for American Islamic Relations (CAIR) endorsement of Occupy Wall Street — and the organization's choice to conduct Friday "Jummah" prayers in Zuccotti Park — tell us about both CAIR, and, the Occupy protesters?
An official invitation issued by CAIR's New York chapter tells members to show "solidarity" with "the 99%" by attending Friday prayers in Zuccotti Park at 1:00pm. CAIR's stated goal in hosting the prayer service at OWS is to "expand the role of New York Muslims in the Occupy movement."
A "sermon on social justice in Islam" is slated to be delivered my Imam Aiyub Abdul Baki — a supporter of the Ground Zero mosque.
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