(NEW YORK, NY, 7/28/08) – A representative of the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) recently participated in a panel discussion on civil liberties and national security at Masjid At-Taqwa in Brooklyn.
The event, which was designed to inform community members about civil liberty issues affecting American Muslims, included CAIR-NY Board Member Bitta Mostofi, Esq.; Angela Migally, Esq., an associate with law firm of Omar T. Mohammedi LLC; Udi Ofer, Esq., advocacy director and legislative counsel for the New York Civil Liberties Union; and Kamau Franklin, Esq., racial justice fellow with the Center of Constitutional Rights.
“During times in which civil and constitutional rights are eroded, we as individuals, families, and communities must remain engaged in grassroots initiatives and political participation,” said Mostofi, who is an immigration attorney by profession. “An informed and proactive individual is an asset to our community and our nation.”
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group and has 35 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, protect civil liberties, and empower American Muslims.
CONTACT: CAIR-NY Civil Rights Director Aliya Latif, Tel: 732-429-4268, 723-429-4268 E-Mail: email@example.com; CAIR-NY Community Affairs Director Faiza N. Ali, 212-870-2002, 718-724-3041, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org