(BETHESDA, MD) – The Maryland and Virginia office of the Council on
American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MD/VA) said some 650 people turned out on
Saturday for the group’s annual fundraising banquet in Bethesda, Md. The
standing-room-only event topped CAIR-MD/VA’s fundraising goal of $250,000.
At the dinner, presidential candidate Ralph Nader encouraged America
Muslims to continue challenging bigotry and to support civil liberties.
Representatives of the John Kerry presidential campaign and the offices of
a number of state and national elected officials, along with
representatives from the FBI, NAACP and ACLU also attended the dinner.
CONTACT: CONTACT: CAIR-MD, Rizwan Mowlana at 301-986-1900, 301-672-9355