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CAIR Condemns Killings of Civilians in Gaza

  (WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/14/04) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today condemned the daily killings of Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip by Israeli armed forces. The Palestinian death toll recently hit 100 in Israel’s latest attack on Gaza. An Israeli officer was suspended Wednesday for riddling the body of a Palestinian schoolgirl with bullets after she was killed by fellow soldiers. The girl was shot some 20 times as she walked past an

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Ohio Muslims to Feed Needy During Ramadan

  (CINCINNATI, OH, 10/14/04) – On Sunday, October 17, the Cincinnati office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Cincinnati), the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati and Malik Islamic Center will mark the Muslim fast of Ramadan by providing hot meals to more than 500 residents of that city’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. WHAT: Ramadan “Feed the Hungry” ProgramWHEN: Sunset, Sunday, October 17, 7 p.m.WHERE: Malik Islamic Center, 1432 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OHCONTACT: CAIR-Cincinnati, Karen Dabdoub, 513-281-8200, E-Mail:

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CAIR-FL Thanked for Diversity Display

  Executive Director of CAIR-FL,Altaf Ali, during the Diversity Display (BROWARD, FL, 10/12/04) – The Florida office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL) today took part in a reception hosted by Broward Mayor Ilene Lieberman. At the reception, Mayor Lieberman thanked CAIR-FL for setting up a diversity display celebrating Middle Eastern history and culture in the lobby of the Government Center. She also thanked some 30 other members of the South Florida Muslim community

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Over 2,100 Attend Civil Rights’ Group 10th Anniversary Banquet

  Assemblywoman Judy Chupresents Assembly ResolutionCommending CAIR’s 10thAnniversary to Omar Zaki and Hussam Ayloush Some 2,100 people turned out for the annual fundraising banquet of the Council on American-Islamic Relations – Southern California (CAIR-LA) office on Saturday. The Washington-based Islamic civil rights and advocacy group said the dinner, which marks a decade of its service, raised $450,000. At the dinner, held in California’s largest banquet facility at the Anaheim Convention Center, speakers congratulated CAIR on

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Washington State Muslims Rally for Detainee

  On Tuesday, October 12, the Seattle office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Seattle) will join a rally urging that due process rights be accorded to Muslim detainee Majid al-Massari. CAIR-Seattle will join al-Massari’s co-workers from the University of Washington School of Nursing, his attorney, and other civil rights advocates at the Immigration hearing to determine al-Massari’s “removeability” being held at the I.C.E. Tacoma Detention Facility at 1 pm. Al-Massari has been held under

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200 Attend ‘Muslim Vote 2004’ Event in Ohio

  Executive Director of CAIR-OhioJad Humeidan Addressing Crowd Some 200 members of the Ohio Muslim communityattended the Muslim Vote 2004 Town Hall meeting held yesterday in the Atrium of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus. The meeting was part of the commemoration of Islamic Day in Ohio. Attendees of the town hall meeting included the leadership of the Ohio Muslim Community from across the state who heard from, federal, state, and local elected officials on the

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