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CAIR-Cincinnati to Host ‘Islamophobia’ Panel

(CINCINNATI, OH, 1/25/08) – On Sunday, February 3, the Cincinnati chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OH) will host a panel discussion entitled “Beyond Stereotypes: Islamophobia and the War on Terror” at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The event is part of a series of discussions taking place around the nation, addressing the issue of “Islamophobia,” or fear and hatred of Islam and Muslims.
The Cincinnati panel will discuss attitudes about Islam and how these may be shaped by media images, political statements, and other factors including the actions of extremists.
WHAT: Panel Discussion – “Beyond Stereotypes: Islamophobia and the War on Terror”
WHEN: Sunday, February 3, 2003, 3 – 5 p.m.
WHERE: Cintas Center at Xavier University (in the Schiff Conference Center), 1624 Herald Ave., Cincinnati, OH
CONTACT: Karen Dabdoub 513-281-8200, E-mail:
The event is free and open to them public.
Confirmed speakers include:
* David Cole is a professor at Georgetown University and the author of four books including co-author of “Less Safe, Less Free: Why America Is Losing the War on Terror” (New Press, 2007) (with Jules Lobel). Professor Cole has received numerous awards for his civil rights and civil liberties work.
* Peter Gottschalk is Associate Professor of Religion at Wesleyan University. Among other works, he has co-written “Islamophobia: Making Muslims the Enemy” (2007).
* Mohamed Nimer is research director at the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Washington, DC. His most recent publication is the edited volume “Islamophobia and Anti-Americanism: Causes and Remedies” (Amana Publications, 2007).
The speakers will be available before the event from 2:30 to 3 p.m. to sign their books, which will be available for sale.
CONTACT: Karen Dabdoub, CAIR Cincinnati Executive Director, 513-281-8200 E-Mail: ; Zeinab Schwen, CAIR Cincinnati President, E-Mail:


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