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CAIR-Ohio Elects New President

CAIR-Ohio Elects New President

(COLUMBUS, OH, 10/26/05) – The Ohio office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Ohio) announced the election of Dr. Asma Mobin-Uddin as the new president of the CAIR-Ohio board, effective January 1, 2006. Dr. Ahmad Al-Akhras will retire as CAIR-Ohio’s founding president after eight years of service to the American Muslim community.

CAIR-Ohio’s staff and board members wish to express their heartfelt appreciation for Dr. Al-Akhras’ dedication to our mission of promoting justice and mutual understanding, said Mobin-Uddin.

Dr. Mobin-Uddin is a pediatrician who was in private practice for several years. She was a founding member of CAIR-Ohio in 1998 and has served as its vice president since then. Mobin-Uddin is a member of the Education Committee of the Interfaith Association of Central Ohio, and she served on the Executive Committee of the Islamic Foundation of Central Ohio.

Active in interfaith dialogue, Mobin-Uddin frequently gives talks in the community about Islam and has published numerous articles and editorials on Islamic topics. She recently published a children’s book, My Name is Bilal, about the American Muslim experience.

CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties organization, has 31 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. The Ohio chapter of CAIR has three offices – Columbus, Cleveland, and Cincinnati.

CONTACT: Dr. Ahmad Al-Akhras, 614-989-5916, E-Mail: ahmad@cair-ohio.com; Dr. Asma Mobin-Uddin, 614-761-9650, E-mail: mobin-uddin.4@osu.edu

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