(SAN ANTONIO, 9/11/06) On Friday, September 8, the San Antonio chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations held a workshop on the Political Empowerment of the American Muslims at the Muslim Children Education and Civic Center in San Antonio.

Dr. Inayat Lalani, a General surgeon from Fortworth Texas, was the presenter.

Dr. Lalani, who is a Muslim political activist in Texas, shared his knowledge about the opportunities out there, in both parties, for Muslim Americans to meaningfully impact on the direction of our governments policies.

The workshop was attended by 130 people.

“I am proud to be an American Muslim where all people from diverse faiths and beliefs have the equal opportunity to get involved in the shaping of the policies of our beloved country,” said Sarwat Husain, chairwoman of CAIR-SA. “It is our religious as well as a civic duty to serve the country by being a part of the system,” she added.

After the workshop many people signed up as volunteers to help for the upcoming November Elections.

CONTACT: Sarwat Husain, 210-378-9528 or E-mail: sanantonio@cair-net.org


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