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CAIR-CA Congratulates Human Relations Commission Honorees


(ANAHEIM, CA, 5/3/07) – The Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today joins the Orange County Human Relations Commission in honoring distinguished people from our local communities, schools and law enforcement agencies for their contributions to and promoting human relations in the County of Orange.

CAIR-LA Area congratulates all Award 36 recipients for their exemplary work and dedication. Among the Awards 36 honorees are two distinguished members of the Southern California Muslim community:

* Anaheim Police Officer Omar Adham
* Executive Director of the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California Shakeel Syed

“We congratulate both Officer Omar Adham and Mr. Shakeel Syed as they are recognized today for their dedication, commitment and efforts toward improving relations among all people of Orange County,” said Hussam Ayloush, executive director of CAIR-LA Area.

The honorees will be recognized at the Awards 36 dinner scheduled for 6 p.m. today at the Grove of Anaheim. For more information, please contact Gary Carter at (714) 834-7181 or .

CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 32 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-LA Area Communications Coordinator Munira Syeda, (714) 776-1847 or (714) 851-4851; E-Mail:


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