The Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Muslim civil rights and advocacy group, opened an office in Catonsville at the end of January that will be the hub of its work in Maryland.

"We are excited to expand our services to the communities we serve — not only to Muslim communities but to any Americans who are targeted by hate or discrimination," said Zainab Chaudry, Maryland outreach manager for CAIR.

Before moving into the office at 6120 Baltimore National Pike, CAIR ran its Maryland outreach activities from the organization's Washington headquarters, Chaudry said.

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