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450 Attend CAIR-OH ‘Sharing Ramadan’ Iftar Dinner

450 Attend CAIR-OH ‘Sharing Ramadan’ Iftar Dinner

(COLUMBUS, OH, 10/11/05) – The Columbus office of CAIR-OH hosted its 7th Annual “Sharing Ramadan” Iftar Dinner on Sunday, October 9, at Ohio State University.

Among the 450 attendees were several elected officials, including the mayor of the city of Columbus, the city attorney and Franklin County commissioners. Several of the officials presented proclamations congratulating the Muslim community and recognizing the month of Ramadan.

I-CAIR Awards were presented to local community members for their lifelong service to the community. In addition, CAIR presented a Bridge Builder award to Dave Stacey, a man from West Virginia who participated in the television show “30 Days” and lived as a Muslim for a month. His experience caused him to shed many of his stereotypes about the Muslim community.

“Ramadan is a month of spirituality, mercy, and kindness,” said CAIR-Ohio Civil Rights Director, Jennifer Nimer. “We were happy to be able to share some of the traditions of Ramadan with our neighbors from different faiths.”

CONTACT: Dalia Mohammad, e-mail: office@cair-ohio.com; Jennifer Nimer, e-mail: jennifer@cair-ohio.com; Ahmad Al-Akhras, e-mail: ahmad@cair-ohio.com

 

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