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CAIR-Chicago’s Sold-Out Dinner a Success


(CHICAGO, IL, 2/12/07) – The Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) yesterday held its third annual banquet, titled “Rising to the Challenge.”

The sold-out event displayed tremendous diversity among the more than 900 attendees, which included members of Chicagoland’s Muslim community, mosque leaders, public officials, the FBI, law enforcement, members of the media, and friends from other faith communities.

Speakers included CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab, CAIR Board Chairman Dr. Parvez Ahmed; Guest Speaker Congressman Danny Davis, and Keynote Speaker Professor David Cole.

The event sought to promote constructive citizenship and community empowerment via healthy civic engagement and youth leadership development. At the conclusion of the event, more than 75 young people, comprising CAIR-Chicago’s staff, interns, and volunteers gathered on the stage for a standing ovation.

CONTACT: Ahmed Rehab, Tel: 312-212-1520, Email:; Sultan Muhammad, Tel: 773-540-6001, Email:


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