Thousands of Americans Request Free Qur’ans

Washington, DC: CAIR June 2 said some 5,000 people have requested free copies of the Qur’an since the launch of the group's "Explore the Qu’ran" campaign on May 17. Calls are coming into CAIR's Washington, D.C., headquarters at the rate of one-per-minute since the publication of an article on the campaign in the USA Today newspaper.
SEE: "Getting the Holy Word Out"
http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2005-06-01-koran_x.htm
CAIR's campaign is designed as a positive response to the recent controversy over desecration of the Qur’an. Those who have requested free Qur’ans include a police officer who works with the Muslim community, Christian religious leaders who wish to explain Islam to their congregations and Americans of all faiths who just wish to learn more about Islam's revealed text.
"The overwhelmingly positive response to our 'Explore the Qur’an' campaign reflects a desire by ordinary Americans to better understand Islam and Muslims," said CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad. He encouraged Muslims to support the campaign by sponsoring a Qur’an.
A letter explaining how Muslims are taught to handle the Qur’an with due respect will be included with each shipment.
ACTION REQUESTED:
1) SPONSOR a free copy(s) of the Qur’an so that people of other faiths may learn the truth about Islam and Muslims. To sponsor one or more Qur’ans online, go to: http://www.explorethequran.org
To sponsor a Qur’an by phone, call 1-800-78-ISLAM (1-800-784-7526). (In order to ease the pressure on CAIR's switchboard, those sponsoring a free Qur’an may also send a donation to: Explore the Qur’an, CAIR, 453 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C., 20003)
2) IMAMS and COMMUNITY LEADERS should ask congregations to support this important project.
“CAIR is willing to respond, inshallah, to every request received. We ask every Muslim to help cover the cost of at least one Holy Qur’an,” says a CAIR announcement.


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