(SAN DIEGO, CA, 2/6/08) – A representative of the San Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Diego) met yesterday with a delegation of human rights activists from Kazakhstan who were visiting the Islamic Center of San Diego (ICSD).
The Kazakh delegation met with CAIR-San Diego Public Relations Director Edgar Hopida and with the head of the mosque, Imam Taha Hassane, to discuss challenges facing the Muslim community in America and the status of American Muslim civil rights.
Delegation members were given copies of two reports – “Western Minorities: Integration and Disenfranchisement” and CAIR’s 2007 report on the status of Muslim civil rights in the United States.
Imam Hassane also arranged a tour of the Islamic Center of San Diego shortly after the meeting. Hassane and Hopida received Kazakh cultural gifts from the delegation as a token of appreciation.
The meeting was sponsored by the Citizen Diplomacy Council of San Diego and the United States State Department.
CONTACT: Edgar Hopida, CAIR San Diego Public Relations Director, Tel: 619-913-0719 or 858-278-4547, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org