(COLUMBUS, OH, 4/18/07) – The Columbus chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Ohio (CAIR-OH) hosted a panel discussion on President Jimmy Carter’s current book “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid.”

The Panelists included OSU Professors John Quigley and John Mueller, both of whom have authored numerous books and articles, and CAIR-Ohio Board Member and published columnist Abukar Arman. The moderator of the panel was CAIR National Vice Chair Dr. Ahmad Al-Akhras.

More than 90 people filled the MLK Jr. Room in the Hale Black Cultural Center at The Ohio State University to attend the discussion.

The program was part of an ongoing series of CAIR-Ohio events aimed at presenting a balanced perspective on the Israel/Palestine issue in hopes of creating more awareness through education. Last year CAIR-Ohio hosted a “Palestine 101” teach-in for community activists.

CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 32 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. The CAIR-Ohio Chapter has three offices – Columbus, Cleveland, and Cincinnati. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

CONTACT: Adnan Mirza, Tel: 614-451-3232, E-Mail:


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