(CINCINNATI, OH, 3/14/05) – The Cincinnati chapter of Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Cincinnati) said today that more than 150 people turned out on Saturday for its Third Annual Meeting and Fundraiser. The keynote speaker for the event was former Army Chaplain James “Yusuf” Yee. Other speakers included Gary Daniels, litigation coordinator for the ACLU of Ohio and CAIR-Ohio President Dr. Ahmad Al-Akhras.
“This event offered us an opportunity to celebrate CAIR’s community advocacy work, to share the successes we have had and to outline our plans for the future,” said CAIR-Cincinnati Director Karen Dabdoub. The Cincinnati chapter is one of three in CAIR-Ohio. CAIR 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.
CONTACT: CAIR-Cincinnati Director Karen Dabdoub,
513-281-8200, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Dr. Ahmad Al-Akhras, 614-989-5916