(LEXINGTON, SC, 2/14/08) – The South Carolina chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SC) recently held a town hall meeting at the University of South Carolina (USC) to discuss the current humanitarian crisis in Gaza.
The event was part of CAIR’s effort to raise awareness of the suffering of civilians in Gaza and to encourage U.S. government officials to intervene to end the illegal Israeli blockade of power and supplies to its nearly one million residents.
SEE: CAIR Calls on Bush Administration to Prevent Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza
Speakers included Carolina Peace Resource Center President David Matos and CAIR-SC President Chaudhry Sadiq. The event included a question and answer session, and ended with participants signing letters to their elected representatives urging them to use their influence to help end the blockade.
The event was co-sponsored by CAIR-SC, the Carolina Peace Resource Center and the USC chapter of the Muslim Students Association (MSA).
CAIR, the largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 35 offices, chapters and affiliates 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.
CONTACT: CAIR-SC President Chaudhry Sadiq, Tel: 803-233-1809 or 803-210-7355, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org