(SOUTHFIELD, MI, 5/29/12) - The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) recently held a "Know Your Rights" presentation at the Islamic Center of Detroit in Detroit, Mich.

The presentation primarily focused on the rights of citizens and legal residents within American borders to have an attorney present while being questioned by local, state and federal law enforcement.

The session also focused on citizens and legal residents' right to refuse answering invasive questioning by federal law enforcement agents pertaining to religious beliefs and practices.

CAIR-MI recently filed a federal lawsuit against Custom Border Protection (CBP), FBI and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for invasive religious questioning of Michigan Muslims.

SEE: Michigan Muslim Group Sues TSA, FBI, CBP for Religious Profiling
http://news.yahoo.com/michigan-muslim-group-sues-tsa-fbi-cbp-religious-222100958.html

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.

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CONTACT: CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid, 248-559-2247, E-Mail: dwalid@cair.com; CAIR-MI Staff Attorney Lena Masri, 248.559-2247, E-Mail: lmasri@cair.com

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