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CAIR-CA Meets with State Dept. Delegation from Germany

CAIR-CA Meets with State Dept. Delegation from Germany
German Delegation visiting the U.S. to examine Minority Issues

(SACRAMENTO, CA, 4/5/06) – On Monday, April 3, the Council on American-Islamic Relations Sacramento Valley Chapter (CAIR-SV) met with a delegation German political and cultural leaders to examine educational and immigrant issues. The delegation was invited to the United States under the auspices of the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program.

The objective of the meeting was to examine the integration of immigrants into the social, economic, and political fabric of the U.S. and the relationship between the U.S. government and the Muslim community in the post-9/11 era.

“It is our hope that the experience of the American Muslim community can serve as a model for the Muslim minorities throughout Europe,” said CAIR-SV Executive Director Basim Elkarra.

The delegation included a member of the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, a policy advisor to a member of the European Parliament, a member of the Greens Party, and a professor of multicultural education.

CAIR, America’s largest Muslim 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: Basim Elkarra, 916-441-6269, E-Mail: sacval@cair.com

 

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