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300 Turn Out for CAIR-OH Banquet


(CINCINNATI, OH, 3/13/07) – Cincinnati office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations Ohio chapter (CAIR-OH) held its fifth annual banquet Saturday with the theme “American Muslims: Connecting and Sharing.”

Some 300 people attended the sold-out event, including public officials, members of the media, friends from other faith communities and civic organizations, and representatives from area Islamic centers.

The keynote address was given by Dr. Sulayman Nyang, an author and professor at Howard University. Other speakers included CAIR-Ohio’s Cincinnati Executive Director Karen Dabdoub, CAIR-Ohio’s Cincinnati Chairperson Zeinab Schwen, CAIR-Ohio’s President Dr. Asma Mobin-Uddin, CAIR Board Vice Chairman Dr. Ahmad Al-Akhras and CAIR Board Member Hadia Mubarak.

“This annual CAIR event is a chance for the Cincinnati community to celebrate its accomplishments in civil rights, interfaith relations and civic empowerment,” said Cincinnati Chapter Executive Director Karen Dabdoub. “CAIR’s successes are a direct result of the support and participation of the Muslim community.”

CONTACT: Karen Dabdoub, 513-281-8200, E-mail:; Zeinab Schwen,


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