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CAIR-OH: Cincinnati Muslims to Hold ‘Sharing Ramadan’ Banquet


(CINCINNATI, OH, 10/11/06) – On Sunday, October 15, the Cincinnati office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Ohio) and the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati will host the third annual Ramadan Interfaith Iftar Banquet. Guests will include public officials, civic leaders and members of various faith communities. “Iftar” is the meal eaten after sunset to break the fast each day during the Islamic observance of Ramadan.

WHAT: 3rd Annual Interfaith Ramadan Iftar Banquet
WHEN: October 15, 2006, 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati
CONTACT: CAIR-OH, Cincinnati Office, Karen Dabdoub, 513-281-8200

“As more than one billion Muslims worldwide observe the fast of Ramadan, it is important for the American Muslim community to reach out to its neighbors as an example of true Islamic ideals,” said CAIR-Ohio’s Cincinnati Director Karen Dabdoub. “We are pleased to be able to share our American Muslim culture with our friends and neighbors during this special month.”

The evening’s program will include presentations on Ramadan and CAIR-Ohio. Ramadan is the month on the Islamic lunar calendar during which Muslims abstain from food, drink and other sensual pleasures from break of dawn to sunset.

CONTACT: Karen Dabdoub, 513-281-8200, E-mail: ; Zeinab Schwen,


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