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CAIR Rep Discusses Gaza Crisis with Jordanian Leader

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/3/08) – Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Executive Director Nihad Awad today joined other American Muslim and Arab-American leaders in a meeting with Jordan’s King Abdullah II in Washington, D.C.
Meeting participants discuss Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip that killed more than 100 Palestinians, many of them civilians. Other topics discussed during today’s meeting included the war in Iraq and intercultural bridge-building efforts.
Abdullah will meet with President Bush tomorrow to discuss bilateral relations and Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts. He recently spoke to a near-capacity crown at Princeton University.
SEE: Jordan’s King Calls U.S. Role Essential (Star-Ledger)

CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 35 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. 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.
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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726, E-Mail:; CAIR Communications Coordinator Amina Rubin, 202-488-8787, E-Mail:; CAIR Strategic Communications Director Ahmed Rehab,
202-870-0166, E-Mail:


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