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CAIR-MI Director Honored by ACLU for Protecting Civil Liberties

CAIR-MI EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR HONORED BY ACLU FOR PROTECTING CIVIL LIBERTIES

(SOUTHFIELD, MI, 12/14/06) – On Thursday, December 14, CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid was honored by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan Metro Detroit Branch for “courageously defending the Bill of Rights and helping to protect our civil liberties.”

The award ceremony was held in honor those involved in a successful lawsuit earlier this year against the National Security Agency’s warrant-less wiretapping program. CAIR-MI was the chief plaintiff in the case.

SEE: Judge Rules Against Wiretaps
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/17/AR2006081700650.html

Other award recipients include ACCESS Board President and attorney Noel Saleh, ADC Board Member and attorney Nabih Ayad, and attorney William Swor.

The case is currently being appealed by the Federal Government, and oral arguments will begin on January 31, 2007 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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.

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CONTACT: CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid, 248-842-1418, E-Mail: dwalid@cair.com

 

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