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CAIR-OH: National Security Experts to Address Banquet


(CLEVELAND, OH, 5/14/07) – On June 3, the Cleveland chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Ohio) will hold its fifth annual banquet and fundraiser, with the theme “American Muslims: Connecting & Sharing.” Renowned experts will reflect on America’s national security strategy and policies in the post-9/11 era.

Dr. Robert A. Pape, University of Chicago political science professor and Director of the Program for International Security Politics, will discuss his groundbreaking study entitled “Dying to Win: The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism.” Dr. John Mueller, the Woody Hayes Chair of National Security Studies at Ohio State University, will discuss his book Overblown: How Politicians and the Terrorism Industry Inflate National Security Threats, and Why We Believe Them.

Dr. Parvez Ahmed, CAIR National Board Chairman, will speak on the challenges facing American Muslims and the need to stay connected and engaged. Imam Johari Abdul Malik of the Dar Al-Hijrah mosque in northern Virginia will speak about the commitment needed to carry forward CAIR’s mission and vision. The program includes an authors’ reception, book signing, and dinner.

WHAT: CAIR-OHIO, Cleveland Office, 5th Annual Banquet & Fundraiser
WHEN: Sunday, June 3, 2007, 4:30 – 9:30 p.m. (Reception 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.)
WHERE: Embassy Suites Hotel, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio

RSVP by May 27. To reserve tickets call 216-830-2247 or email:

CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 32 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

CONTACT: Julia A. Shearson, 216-830-2247 or 216-440-2247, E-Mail:; Dr. Asma Mobin-Uddin, 614-560-0272, E-mail:


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