CAIR hosts Qatari ambassador
H.E. Ambassador Bader Omar Al-Dafa of the State of Qatar met Monday with Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), at CAIR's Washington, D.C., headquarters to discuss a variety of issues related to the American Muslim community.
Topics of discussion included the important role American Muslims can play in serving as a bridge of understanding to the Muslim world and the Emir of Qatar's concerns about places of worship and other properties damaged in the anti-Muslim backlash following the horrific terrorist attacks of September 11.
"We appreciate Ambassador Al-Dafa's important responsibility in representing a nation that has a key role to play in promoting stability in the Gulf and the entire Middle East," said Awad. Awad also thanked the
ambassador for his expression of appreciation for CAIR's efforts to promote a positive image of Islam.