(NEW YORK, NY, 9/25/07) – The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) today participated in a press conference hosted by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz to announce the 4th Annual Iftar Break-Fast scheduled for Wednesday, September 26, at Brooklyn Borough Hall Rotunda.
Speakers at the press conference noted the increasing involvement of Brooklyn Muslims in civic engagement and the political process.
“As a young Muslim woman from Brooklyn, I have come to learn that the youth must be at the forefront of every empowered community,” said CAIR-NY Community Affairs Director Faiza. N. Ali, a recent graduate from Pace University.
Ali applauded Markowitz for his ongoing support for the Muslim community and his commitment to Brooklyn’s religious and ethnic diversity.
Markowitz recently spoke at a press conference at the NYC Department of Education in support of the Khalil Gibran International Academy.
CAIR, America’s largest Islamic 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-NY Community Affairs Director Faiza N. Ali, (212) 870-2002, email@example.com; CAIR-NY Civil Rights Director Aliya Latif, 212-870-2002, 732-429-4268, firstname.lastname@example.org