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500 Attend CAIR-Ohio ‘Sharing Ramadan’ Dinner

(CLEVELAND, OH, 9/17/2007) – More than 500 people turned out on Saturday at Cleveland State University for the 4th Annual Sharing Ramadan Iftar Dinner hosted by the Cleveland chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Cleveland).

Those attending the dinner included interfaith leaders and public officials. In his keynote address, award-winning author and former diplomat Michael Hamilton Morgan spoke about his recent book “Lost History: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Scientists, Thinkers, and Artists.&rdquo

Morgan’s talk dispelled the myth of a clash of civilizations by describing the profound impact the Islamic world has had on the West throughout history.

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-OH, Cleveland Chapter Executive Director, Julia A. Shearson, Tel: 216.830.2247 or 216-440-2247, Email:


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