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CAIR-OH Hosts Town Hall Meeting on Elections

CAIR-OH HOSTS AMERICAN MUSLIM TASKFORCE TOWN-HALL MEETING

(COLUMBUS, OH, 4/11/07) – The Columbus chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Ohio (CAIR-OH) recently hosted a town hall meeting with the American Muslim Taskforce (AMT).

Representatives from the American Muslim Alliance (AMA), Council on American-Islamic-Relations (CAIR), Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), and Muslim Ummah of North America (MUNA) met with central Ohio’s Muslim community at Sunrise Academy, central Ohio’s full-time Islamic School.

The AMT was seeking constituent input in order to prepare a political strategy for the Muslim community in the United States leading up to the 2008 elections. Many issues including situation analysis of the current Muslim community, collective goals of the community, devising a strategy for the 2008 elections, and formulating an action plan were debated.

“This forum empowered central Ohio’s Muslim community to discuss the issues that directly affect them,” said CAIR-Columbus Executive Director Adnan Mirza. “It allows us to determine our own political identity and provides us the chance to show our elected officials that American-Muslims are an effective and viable voting bloc and that our issues need to be addressed.”

CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 32 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. The CAIR-Ohio Chapter has three offices – Columbus, Cleveland, and Cincinnati. 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: Adnan Mirza, Tel: 614-451-3232, Email: amirza@cair.com; Ahmad Al-Akhras, Tel: 614-989-5916, Email: alakhras@cair.com

 

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