(SOUTHFIELD, MI, 9/25/07) – The executive director of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) spoke yesterday on a program entitled “Islam and the U.S. Constitution” at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.
Topics discussed were the shared values within Islamic law and the U.S. Constitution regarding freedom of religion and speech as well as contemporary constitutional issues that affect the American Muslim community.
Some 75 students and staff were in attendance.
“We welcome opportunities such as this to erase misconceptions and reaffirm our common aspirations to advance social justice within the framework of the U.S. Constitution and our common faith values,” said CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid.
CAIR, America's largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 33 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. 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: CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid, Tel: 248-842-1418, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org