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CAIR-NY Hosts Kyrgyz Delegation

CAIR-NY HOSTS KYRGYZ DELEGATION

(NEW YORK, N.Y., 6/29/2007) – The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) recently hosted a delegation from the Kyrgyz Republic to discuss ethnic and religious diversity in American society and the role of Islam in the United States.

The summit, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program, explored an array of topics concerning Americans. For example, the Kyrgyz delegates asked about the importance of independent media in a functioning democracy.

“This meeting allowed us to share the struggles and achievements of New York’s diverse Muslim population with our Kyrgyz visitors,” said Faiza N. Ali, CAIR-NY communications coordinator.

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 Communications Coordinator Faiza N. Ali, 212-870-2002, fali@cair.com

 

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