CAIR-NY: U.S. Muslim Discuss Progress of Obama's Cairo Speech

June 4, 2010 marked the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s speech made in Cairo, Egypt regarding relations between Muslims and Americans. Obama made statements like, “American Muslims have enriched the United States.” And “Islam is a part of America.” He touched upon violent extremism, the Israeli/Palestine conflict, and democracy, among other topics. He ended his speech quoting both the Koran and the Bible.

The Council on American Islamic Relations - NY (CAIR-NY) gathered in a round table discussion on June 4, 2010 with a group of prominent members of the New York Muslim community to discuss whether they believe there is evident progress made by the Obama Administration thus far.

CAIR-NY is one division of CAIR, which is spread throughout the US in 19 states. It is a nonprofit organization and the biggest Muslim civil rights group, “dedicated to empowering the NY Muslim community through relentless advocacy, media engagement, coalition building and grassroots mobilization,”

“I helped elect the current president,” said Faiza Ali, Community Affairs Director at CAIR-NY. “I want to be able to at least have a discussion to see where we are,one year after the many commitments that were made in his Cairo speech.” (More)


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