(ANAHEIM, CA. 5/22/06) – About 1,400 people attended the “2nd Annual Entertainment Night for Civil Rights” hosted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations – Southern California (CAIR-LA) on Saturday, May 20, at the Heritage Forum in Anaheim.
CAIR-LA honored Zeke Hernandez, deputy district director of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) for his civil rights struggle and nine Muslim youths for their efforts in civil, social and religious activities.
The highlight of the evening included performances by comedians Azhar Usman and Preacher Moss of the “Allah Made Me Funny” comedy tour. Hussam Ayloush, Executive Director of CAIR-LA, also discussed the status of Muslim civil rights in America today.
In his talk, Ayloush said although Muslims are the main targets of civil rights violations today, Muslims defend the civil rights of all people in America when they choose to speak up.
He also stressed the responsibility of Muslims to speak out for “all victims of injustice, regardless of who they are, or what ethnic or religious background they represent.”
CONTACT: Sabiha Khan or Munira Syeda at CAIR-LA at (714) 776-1847 or email email@example.com.