(CINCINNATI, 3/2/05) – On Sunday, March 6, the Cincinnati office of Council
on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Ohio) will hold a community meeting to
discuss Ohio Senate Bills 9 & 24.
Speakers include Karen Dabdoub, director of the CAIR-Ohio Cincinnati
office, as well as Gary Daniels of ACLU-Ohio, a co-sponsor of the event.
Ohio Senator Mark Mallory also will be present to share his views.
The UC Muslim Student Association is co-sponsoring this event. The meeting
will be held at Lindner Hall, Room 112, on the University of Cincinnati
campus from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.
Senate Bill 9, currently before the Ohio Senate, creates an Ohio version of
the USA PATRIOT Act. If passed, citizens would be required to furnish ID to
a police office who suspects that they have or are about to commit a crime.
The Ohio Senate is also considering Senate Bill 24 that would censor Ohio
colleges and universities. This legislation could be used to curtail
academic freedom and to encourage thought policing in our institutes of
higher education. The bill would have a chilling effect on freedom of
inquiry on Ohio s campuses.
CAIR, America s largest Islamic civil liberties group, is headquartered in
Washington, D.C., and has 31 regional offices and chapters nationwide and
CONTACT: Karen Dabdoub, 513-281-8200, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org