(SOUTHFIELD, MI, 8/13/10) ­ The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) today welcomed an educational display about the ongoing month-long Ramadan fast being hosted in the City Hall of Warren, Mich.
The educational display, which was provided by the Islamic Organization of North American (IONA) mosque based in Warren, gives information about the meaning of Ramadan, its history and the importance of the Quran, which according to Islamic belief was revealed during Ramadan.
The City of Warren has allowed Christmas displays as well as allowed booths from various denominations and ethnicities within Christianity in its city hall in the recent past.
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“We welcome efforts by Warren’s current mayor to embrace diversity in recognition of the city’s growing Muslim population,” 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.
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