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Published:September 26th, 2009 10:03 EST

Bigotry Should Not Stop Muslim Capitol Prayer

By SOP newswire2

Ibrahim Hooper, chief spokesman for the Council on Islamic-American Relations, or CAIR, a leading Muslim advocacy group, said he sees the Friday event as an extension of other Islamic celebrations that have been going on in Washington and elsewhere for years.

"What is significant about this event is that it is being seized upon by a cottage industry of Internet hatemongers who want to disenfranchise the American Muslim community," said Hooper, who cannot attend the event because he will be traveling. "People shouldn`t stop doing things based on the hatred and bigotry of others. The civil rights movement did not stop moving forward just because racists didn`t like it."