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One of the nation's largest advocacy groups for Muslims is handing out Islam's sacred text following GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson's controversial remarks on the faith.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) announced on Monday that it is distributing Islam's holiest scripture in a "Share the Quran" campaign meant to educate Americans about the religion.

"CAIR's research shows a direct correlation between increasing knowledge of Islam and decreasing anti-Muslim prejudice," said CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad during a press conference revealing the initiative in Washington, D.C.


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