(HERNDON, VA, 11/5/07) – A representative of the Maryland and Virginia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MD/VA) recently participated in a community forum on “Challenges and Opportunities in the Ongoing Civil Rights Struggle” at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Center in Herndon, Virginia.
CAIR-MD/VA Civil Rights Manager Morris Jamil Days joined representatives of the Muslim American Society (MAS) Freedom Foundation and ADAMS Center to discuss the status of American Muslim civil rights, emphasizing the importance of civic participation.
“Protecting the civil rights of American Muslims is a prime objective of CAIR. Events like this empower our community with the information they need to face challenges and participate fully in the democratic process of our nation,” said CAIR-MD/VA Executive Director Khalid Iqbal.
CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 33 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-MD/VA Executive Director Khalid Iqbal, E-mail: email@example.com, Tel: 202-439-5432