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CAIR-LA Reps Meets with German Marshall Fund Program Fellows

<br /><!–<br /> /* Style Definitions */<br /> p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal<br /> <br />@page Section1<br /> <br />div.Section1<br /> <br />–><br />(ANAHEIM, CA, 7/1/10) &ndash; On Friday, June 25, representatives of the Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations office (CAIR-LA) met with six fellows from the Marshall Memorial Fellowship Program of The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF).

The Marshall Fund, based out of Washington D.C., is a non-partisan American public policy and grant making institution dedicated to promoting better understanding and cooperation between North America and Europe on transatlantic and global issues.

CAIR-LA Deputy Executive Director and Staff Attorney Ameena Mirza Qazi and Communications Manager Munira Syeda met with the delegation.

The lively discussion focused on the growth and progress of the American Muslim community, challenges facing the Muslim community in post-9/11 society and maintaining civil liberties while strengthening national security. The discussion also shed light on the integration and assimilation of Muslim minorities on the other side of the Atlantic.

&ldquo;It was heartwarming to engage on shared values of cooperation and partnership with our European visitors,&rdquo; said Qazi.

The visit was coordinated with help from Richard Verches, assistant executive director of the Los Angeles County Workforce Investment Board.

More information on the GMF is available at

CONTACT: CAIR-LA Communications Manager Munira Syeda, (714) 776-1847, (714) 851-4851 or E-Mail at


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