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CAIR-NV: Stories of Religious Brotherhood from Al-Andalusia

(LAS VEGAS, NV, 12/3/2007) – On Thursday, December 6, the Nevada chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NV) and the Muslim Students Association of the University of Nevada Las Vegas will co-host a panel discussion on religious tolerance between Jews, Christians and Muslims in Islamic Spain.

Speakers include Rabbi Sanford Akselrad Congregation Ner Tamid (Henderson, Nevada), John Curry Ph.D Professor of Near Eastern & Islamic History (UNLV), and Patrick J. Moreo, Ed.D Professor and Chair of Food and Beverage Management (UNLV).

“The history of Al-Andalusia offers lessons about how to live together in an atmosphere of progress and tolerance,” says CAIR-NV Executive Director Yasser Moten.

WHEN: Thursday, December 6, 6 p.m.
WHERE: St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Newman Community Center, University of Nevada Las Vegas
CONTACT: CAIR-NV Executive Director Yasser Moten, Tel: 702-448-8601, E-Mail:

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, protect civil liberties, and empower American Muslims.


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