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CAIR-NY Helps Train Gitmo Lawyers

CAIR-NY Helps Train Gitmo Lawyers

(NEW YORK, NY, 12/2/05) – The New York office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) recently helped train lawyers who will be working with detainees at Camp X-Ray in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The Center for Constitutional Rights invited CAIR-NY Executive Director Wissam Nasr to brief some 50 attorneys on basic Islamic beliefs and practices and on issues such as Islamic jurisprudence, gender relations, Muslim history, and the impact of American policies in the Muslim world.

“We appreciate the opportunity to help some of our nation’s best lawyers to better understand Islam and Muslims,” said Nasr.

CAIR has 31 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 Executive Director Wissam Nasr, 917-751-1017 or 212-870-2002, E-Mail:


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