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CAIR-MI Rep Speaks on Muslim Legal Advocacy Panel

(SOUTHFIELD, MI, 7/8/10) ­ A representative of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) spoke yesterday on a panel discussion at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Auburn Hills focusing on issues relating to American Muslims and legal advocacy.

CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid discussed the correlation between the ongoing civil rights movement of African-Americans and the current civil rights advocacy of American Muslims. Walid also touched on the parameters of Muslim advocacy based on spiritual principles set forth in the Quran, Islam’s revealed text.

The panel discussion, which was sponsored by the Cooley Muslim Law Society (CMLS), was attended by law students, law professors and the dean of the law school.

Other speakers on the panel included ADC Advisory Board Member attorney Ihsan Alkhatib and attorney Ali Hamoud.

“We welcome such opportunities to engage law students, who will be on the front lines of addressing the civil rights challenges of our time,” said CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid.

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. 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-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid, 248-559-2247, E-Mail:


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