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CAIR-FL: S. Florida Muslims to Launch Bus Ad Campaign on Islam

(MIAMI, FL, 11/24/08) – On Tuesday, November 25, South Florida Islamic and interfaith leaders will hold two news conferences to launch an educational outreach project designed to dispel common misconceptions about Islam and Muslims.
Starting November 25, and continuing for eight weeks, the Dade and Broward County transit systems will display large, colorful banners about Islam on the sides of 120 buses. The project, called the “Bus Ad Campaign,” is designed to invite Floridians of all faiths to call 1-888-ISLAM-55 or to log on to the www.CallingIslam.com website to find the accurate and objective information about Islam and Muslims.
A bus with the display will be present at both press conferences.
1st Press Conference:
WHAT: News Conference to Launch Bus Ad Campaign on Islam
WHEN: Tuesday, November 25, 2008, 11 a.m.
WHERE: 2775 SW 74th Avenue, Miami, FL
CONTACT: CAIR-SFL Executive Director Altaf Ali,
Tel: 954-272-0490 or 954-298-8214; E-Mail: aali@cair.com
2nd Press Conference:
WHAT: News Conference to Launch Bus Ad Campaign on Islam
WHEN: Tuesday, November 25, 2008, 4 p.m.
WHERE: 4305 NW 183rd Street, Miami, FL
CONTACT: CAIR-SFL Executive Director Altaf Ali,
Tel: 954-272-0490 or 954-298-8214; E-Mail: aali@cair.com
“The main objective of this campaign to bring a positive awareness of Islam and the Muslim community to our fellow Americans,” said Altaf Ali, executive director the South Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFL).
Calling Islam, an outreach and educational project of CAIR-SFL, was initiated to share Islam with Floridians of other faiths to clarify the misconceptions about Islam.
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.
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