(SAN DIEGO, CA, 7/14/09) – On Saturday July 11, a representative from the San Diego office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Diego) spoke about Islamophobia at the City of San Diego Public Library. The talk, titled “Islamophobia: It’s Components, Root Causes, and Remedies,” was sponsored by the City of San Diego Public Library as part of its free summer lecture series offered to the public.
“Islamophobia is a result of centuries of misperceptions and misunderstanding in the West with regards to Islam and Muslims,” said CAIR San Diego Public Relations Director Edgar Hopida, who spoke at this event. “In light of several recent bias-motivated incidents against Muslims, this topic remains relevant in the public discourse as the root causes of such hateful acts.”
CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, 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-San Diego Public Relations Director Edgar Hopida, 619-913-0719, 858-278-4547, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org