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300 Attend CAIR-MN Ramadan Dinner

(ST. PAUL, MN, 9/17/2007 ) – Some 300 people turned out on Sunday for the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) Ramadan fundraising dinner held in Mounds View.

Speakers included community leader Imam Siraj Wahhaj, Muslim activist and former candidate for mayor of Minneapolis Farheen Hakeem and CAIR National Chapter Director Yaser Tabbara.

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-MN Communications Director Valerie Shirley, Tel: 651.645.7102, E-Mail:; CAIR-MN Executive Director Omar Merhi, Tel: 612.702.0590, E-Mail:


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