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CAIR-CAN: Muslims to Issue Statement on Cartoons

(OTTAWA, CANADA, 2/16/06) – Prominent Canadian Muslim organizations from across the country will be holding a press conference on Friday, February 17, 2006, to issue an unprecedented joint statement regarding the reaction of Canadian Muslims to the cartoon controversy in Canada. The statement includes signatories from leading national Muslim organizations and umbrella groups.

WHAT: News conference
WHEN: 11:30 a.m. Friday, February 17 2006
WHERE: 130-S Charles Lynch Rm, Centre Block, Parliament Hill
WHO: Tyseer Aboulnasr, Member of the Order of Ontario and the independent coordinator of this grassroots initiative as well as representatives from several major Muslim organizations in Canada.

The signatories to the statement include:

National organizations: Canadian Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CAN); Canadian Council of Muslim Theologians CCMT – Jami’yyatul Ulama Canada; Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW); Canadian Muslim Civil Liberties Association (CMCLA); Islamic Ahlul Bayt Assembly of Canada; Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA); Islamic Social Services Association (ISSA); Islamic Society of North America – Canada (ISNA Canada); Muslim Association of Canada (MAC); Muslim Canadian Congress (MCC); Muslim Students Association (MSA).

Umbrella Groups: British Columbia Muslim Association (BCMA); Coalition for Muslim Organizations (COMO); Islamic Shia Ithna-Asheri Jama’at of Toronto (ISIJ); Muslim Community Council of Ottawa-Gatineau (MCCOG); Muslim Council of Calgary (MCC); Muslim Council of Montreal (MCM)

Additional signatory: The Canadian Arab Federation (CAF)

For more information, please contact Tyseer Aboulnasr at 613.291.3407.


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