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CAIR Director Nihad Awad Takes Part in Mecca Anti-Terror Conference

CAIR-logo(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/25/15) – Nihad Awad, national executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) took part in a three-day “Islam and the Fight Against Terrorism” conference held in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia and attended by that nation's new King Salman bin Abdulaziz.

The conference, which ended Wednesday, was organized by the World Muslim League and brought together Islamic scholars, government ministers, researchers, and counterterrorism experts from around the world. Organizers said one of the main goals of the conference was to formulate practical plans to combat terrorism.

SEE: Muslim anti-terrorism conference in Saudi Arabia calls for reform in education and Islamic law (AP)

CAIR's Awad presented a paper on the role civil society institutions in countering violent extremism (CVE).

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. 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.

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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,


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