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CAIR Hosts Lecture on Shia, Sunni, U.S. Relations

Seyyed Hossein Nasr, professor of Islamic Studies at George Washington University, speaks on Sunni-Shia relations at a lecture organized by CAIR at the National Press Club.

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/29/05) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today hosted a breakfast address by Seyyed Hossein Nasr, George Washington University Professor of Islamic Studies, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

The Lecture, titled “Shias, Sunnis, and the Future of U.S. Relations with the Muslim World,” focused on the history of Shia-Sunni relations, the similarities between the two communities and the current status of this relationship in the Muslim world. More than 75 journalists, researchers, diplomatic personnel, and community members attended the event, which was sponsored by CAIR’s Research Center.


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