CAIR-OHIO: AREA SOCIETY HOSTS ISLAMIC DAY
The Islamic Society of Akron and Kent is hosting the 19th annual statewide observance of Islamic Day.
A luncheon will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Islamic Community Center, 152 E. Steels Corners Road in Cuyahoga Falls.
"Muslims have a long tradition of living and working in Ohio and this is a time to come together and recognize the achievements and contributions made to the state by those of the Islamic faith," said Ahmad Al-Akhras, a Columbus engineer and vice chairman of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, America's largest Islamic civil liberties organization.
Al-Akhras said the tradition started nearly two decades ago. This is the first time the local Islamic society has hosted the observance.