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CAIR-San Diego: Screening of 'Muhammad’ Documentary
(SAN DIEGO, CA, 3/27/06)- On Monday, March 27, the San Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Diego), in conjunction with the Muslim Student Association of San Diego State University, will sponsor a free public screening of a portion of the PBS documentary "Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet."
WHEN: Monday, March 27, 2006, 6 P.M.
WHERE: Casa Real, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego
CONTACT: CAIR-San Diego Director of Public Relations Edgar Hopida, 619.913.0719, E-Mail: [email protected]; SDSU Muslim Student Association President Kourosh Safavi, Email: [email protected]
CAIR-MI: Bassiouni to Speak at Annual Dinner
WHAT: The Michigan Office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) invites you to attend its Annual Fundraising Banquet on April 1.
Guest speakers will include:
* M. Cherif Bassiouni, Research Professor of Law at DePaul University
* Nihad Awad, CAIR Executive Director
* David Stacy, featured guest in FOX’s documentary “30 Days”
WHEN: Saturday, April 1, 2006 (Registration 6:30 p.m., Program 7:30 p.m.)
WHERE: The Islamic Center of America, 19500 Ford Rd, Dearborn, MI
TICKETS: $35 per person (Child care available for $7 per child.)
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call 248-569-2203, e-mail: [email protected]
CAIR Rep to Speak at DC Islamic Education Conference
WHAT: On April 6, CAIR Reseach Director Dr. Mohamed Nimer will speak at Georgetown University’s "Islamic Education in America" conference. This conference will bring together scholars, policy experts and educators to critically examine the landscape of education within the American Muslim community, its future direction and the way it is represented.
WHEN: Thursday, April 6, 8:30 a.m. - 7:00pm
WHERE: McShain Lounge, Georgetown University.
RSVP at http://www12.georgetown.edu/sfs/rsvp/cmcu
CAIR-Cleveland to Hold Civil Rights Banquet
FORMER COMMANDER OF ABU GHRAIB TO ADDRESS CAIR-OHIO BANQUET
(CLEVELAND, OH, 4/10/06) - On April 30, the Cleveland office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OHIO) will hold its Fourth Annual Banquet and Fundraiser, with the theme "Upholding the Truth and Defending the Constitution."
Janis Karpinski, former US Army commanding general of Abu Ghraib, will be a keynote speaker. This is the first time the General has addressed an American Muslim audience.
Captain James Yee, former military Chaplain at Guantanamo Bay, will discuss his highly acclaimed book For God and Country: Faith and Patriotism Under Fire. Marc Rotenberg, president and executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) in Washington, D.C., will explain his organization's pioneering work to protect the privacy rights of ordinary Americans. EPIC is on the forefront of litigation regarding the NSA warrantless wiretapping program.
WHAT: CAIR-OHIO, Cleveland Office, 4th Annual Banquet & Fundraiser
WHEN: Sunday, April 30, 2005 from 4:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (Reception 4 - 5 p.m.)
WHERE: Embassy Suites Hotel, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio
CAIR-OHIO President, Dr. Asma Mobin-Uddin, will speak on the challenges facing American Muslims and the need for perseverance during difficult times.
CONTACT: Julia A. Shearson, 216-830-2247 or 216-440-2247, E-Mail: [email protected]; Dr. Asma Mobin-Uddin, 614-560-0272, E-mail: [email protected]
CAIR, America's largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 32 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
To read CAIR's Mission, Vision Statement and Core Principles, go to:
Incitement: Islam Brings Misery, Backwardness – Mark Steyn
Mark Steyn, Western Standard, 4/10/06
I used to date a Muslim gal. Don't think I've ever mentioned that before. I was going to, once. It was a year or so after September 11, and the editor of the National Post was noting that some Muslim lobby group had just given me the Islamophobe-of-the-Month award for the umpteenth time. I was under the misapprehension that, if you win six months in a row, you get the Lincoln Town Car and two weeks in St. Lucia, but my boss seemed to think it less of an occasion for congratulation.
"I'm not Islamophobic," I protested. "I've dated Muslim women. I'm very partial," I added, lapsing into a modified bit of Brit vernacular, "to Islamototty."
"Under no circumstances are you to say that in print," he said sternly. ("Totty" is Britspeak for "hot babe" or "hot babes." The form can indicate singular or plural, as in "I went to a party at this duke's pad. Talk about your posh totty." Would have been nice in Austin Powers, but it may postdate Austin's sixties' heyday.) . . .
She was a residually observant Muslim, in the way that there are many Anglicans who go to church at Christmas and Easter and would still wish their children to be Christened and eventually married in church. Which makes her much more of a "moderate Muslim" than, say, Dr. Wafa Sultan, the Syrian-American psychiatrist from Los Angeles who, at great personal risk, took on some A-list Sunni scholar live on Al Jazeera the other week. Dr. Sultan was on splendid form, booting every one of Professor Jihad's points into touch, scoffing at the rationale behind the many Muslim "grievances," pointing out the backwardness and misery and oppression that attend the advance of Islam. (MORE)
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