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CAIR Hosts Capitol Hill Panel on Global Opinion, U.S. Policy

CAIR HOSTS CAPITOL HILL PANEL ON GLOBAL OPINION, U.S. POLICY

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/13/07) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today hosted a panel discussion, called “Global Attitudes on Islam-West Relations: U.S. Policy Implications,” on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Event attendees included a number congressional staffers, academics and journalists.

Panel participants will include Steven Kull, director of the Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA), and CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad.

Kull offered an analysis of global polls on relations between Muslims and the West. Awad focused on the importance of American Muslim engagement in the U.S. political process and discussed his participation in a recent Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) meeting on Islam-West dialogue held in Turkey.

CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 32 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 National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper,
202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726, E-Mail: ihooper@cair.com; CAIR Communications Coordinator Rabiah Ahmed, 202-488-8787 or 202-439-1441, E-Mail: rahmed@cair.com; CAIR Communications Coordinator Amina Rubin, 202-488-8787, E-Mail: arubin@cair.com

 

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