CAIR-Cleveland to Hold Civil Rights Banquet

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:
http://www.cair-net.org/default.asp?Page=About

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