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CAIR-Philly Kickoff Event to Focus on Civil Liberties

(PHILADELPHIA, 01/25/05) – On Sunday, January 30, the newly established
Philadelphia office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations
(CAIR-Philly) will hold a panel discussion on civil liberties and human
rights in the post-9/11 era. The discussion will also focus on America’s
response to prison abuse scandals in Guantanamo Bay and Iraq.

WHAT: “Civil Liberties and Human Rights in the Post-9/11 Era”
WHEN: Sunday, January 30, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Temple University, Student Activities Center, Room 217, Philadelphia, PA
CONTACT: CAIR-Philly, 215-896-4872 or 267-808-4906, E-Mail:

Speakers include Michael Ratner, with the Center for Constitutional Rights,
Philadelphia-based human rights lawyer Susan Burke, Michigan civil rights
attorney Shereef Akeel, and CAIR National Legal Affairs Director Arsalan

Sponsoring organizations include: National Lawyers Guild (NLG) of Temple
University School of Law, Muslim Students Association (MSA) at Temple
University and the Muslim Bar Association of Philadelphia.

CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 30 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.

To read CAIR’s Mission, Vision Statement and Core Principles, go to:

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CONTACT: Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726, E-Mail:;
Rabiah Ahmed, 202-488-8787 or 202-439-1441, E-Mail:


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