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400 Attend CAIR-Cleveland ‘Sharing Ramadan’ Iftar

400 Attend CAIR-Cleveland ‘Sharing Ramadan’ Iftar

(CLEVELAND, OH, 10/19/2005) ­ Some 400 people attended CAIR-Cleveland’s 2nd annual “Sharing Ramadan” Iftar Dinner on Saturday, October 15, at Cuyahoga Community College.

Among the attendees were a number of civic and religious leaders, including the director of homeland security for the Cleveland police department; the interfaith director of the Catholic Diocese, as well as elected officials from around the county. Proclamations were presented by the offices of US Senator George Voinovich and Governor Bob Taft. Congressman Dennis Kucinich’s office presented a proclamation on Ramadan to be entered in the Congressional record.

“The month of Ramadan is a time of great thanks for God’s mercy,” said Isam Zaiem, chair of the Cleveland office of CAIR-OHIO. “It’s also a chance to explain more about Islam and Muslims in order to promote understanding and goodwill.”

CONTACT: CAIR-OHIO, CAIR-Cleveland Director Julia A. Shearson, 216-440-2247 or 216-830-2247; E-Mail:; Isam Zaiem, 216-337-7928, E-Mail:


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