(CINCINNATI, OH, 8/26/08) – Some 300 members of the local Muslim community attended a cookout hosted by the Cincinnati office of CAIR-Ohio on Sunday, August 24. There were games and prizes for children, as well a presentation on civil rights. Candidates for public office also attended the event and shared their election platforms with the picnickers.
“This was an important opportunity for Muslim community members to get better acquainted and to strengthen social ties,” said CAIR-Cincinnati Chairperson Zeinab Schwen. “We are also very happy to educate community members about their civil rights and about the need to vote for the candidates of their choice in the upcoming election.”
CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties and advocacy group has 35 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.
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