(JACKSONVILLE, FL, 5/6/08) – The newly-opened Jacksonville, Fla., office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Jax), in partnership with the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida and the University of North Florida, recently organized a panel discussion on “Will the Next President Make Us Safe and Free.”
Some 200 people attended the event featuring Georgetown Law Professor David Cole, Hina Shamsi, staff attorney at ACLU’s National Security Project, Former U.N. Ambassador Nancy Soderberg, and CAIR Board Chairman Parvez Ahmed.
“We are proud that CAIR-Jax began its work with a successful event that not only created awareness on the important issues of our time, but also helped create an atmosphere of mutual understanding,” said Emad Ahmad, executive director of CAIR-Jax.
CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 35 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.