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Boston Islamic Community Hosts Muslim DNC Delegates

Muslims in the Boston area will host Muslim delegates from
across America who will be attending the 2004 Democratic National
Convention (DNC) in Boston during the last week of July. A reception will
be held on Tuesday July 27th, starting at 11:30AM, at the Islamic Society
of Boston’s (ISB) mosque located at 204 Prospect Street, Cambridge,
Massachusetts. SEE:

The 2004 DNC will be drawing over 5000 delegates from all 50 states across
the nation. The American Muslim population has been taking a greater role
in mainstream American politics for the past decade; there are about 40
Muslim delegates expected to participate in this years Convention.

Invitations for the July 27th reception have been sent to all the Muslim
delegates. In addition to the delegates, the Mayor of Cambridge, Michael
Sullivan and State Representative Alice K. Wolf will be in attendance at
the reception. There will also be participation from leaders of the greater
Boston area Muslim community.

The program will begin at 11:30 AM with presentations from the Muslim
community leaders and also from the various government officials in
attendance. After a break for prayers, the program will resume with a
luncheon for the delegates.

The reception will present a networking opportunity for Muslims leaders
from across the country to form stronger alliances through which they can
pursue common goals in a more organized, cohesive manner. American Muslims,
particularly first generation immigrants, face a severe lack of
representation in all facets of the American society. American Muslims are
making continuous efforts to dispel false images and stereotypes that tend
to overshadow the realities of Muslims and Islam.

This reception has been organized through the efforts of Muslims serving on
the Massachusetts Democratic State Committee, Mushtaque A. Mirza, Hanif
Butt and also Parwez Wahid, Secretary of the Democratic Town Committee in
Framingham, Massachusetts. Salma Kazmi of the Islamic Society of Boston has
arranged to make facilities at the ISB available for the reception.

PHONE: 617-876-4267


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