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CAIR-CA Director Discusses MLK Legacy

(DAVIS, CA, 1/31/2006) – A representative of the Sacramento Valley office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV) recently addressed the congregation of the Newman Catholic Community Center in Davis.

CAIR-SV Executive Director Basim Elkarra offered an address, entitled “Muslims, Faith, and Reflections on the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.,” to a group of 40 students and parishioners.

“The legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. lives on when all people of faith work together for the common good,” said Elkarra.

CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 31 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.

To read CAIR’s Mission, Vision Statement and Core Principles, go to:

CONTACT: Basim Elkarra, 916-441-6269, Email:


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