CAIR Hosts New U.S. Ambassador to Mauritius


(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/11/06) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) was honored recently to host His Excellency Cesar Cabrera, the newly appointed U.S. ambassador to Mauritius and to Seychelles, at its national headquarters on Capitol Hill.

CAIR staff offered Ambassador Cabrera an explanation of basic Islamic beliefs and religious practices as well as information about east African culture. The Ambassador will begin his service during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and may host events for Muslims in Mauritius, a country whose Muslim population is approximately 17 percent.

Ambassador Cabrera was nominated by President Bush in June of this year and sworn in as ambassador last week.

CONTACT: CAIR Communications Coordinator Rabiah Ahmed, Tel: 202-488-8787 or 202-439-1441, E-mail: ; CAIR Communications Coordinator Amina Rubin, Tel: 202-742-6449, E-mail:


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