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CAIR-Seattle Annual Banquet a Success


(SEATTLE, WA 7/18/07) – Almost 200 people turned out Saturday for the annual banquet of the Washington chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-WA). Representative Jim McDermott (D-WA), Former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Edward Peck, and UC-Berkeley law professor Dr. Hatem Bazian spoke at the event, with the theme “American Muslims: Connecting & Sharing.”

CAIR Chairman Dr. Parvez Ahmed and several prominent imams also spoke at the event, which was attended by imams, local elected officials, community activists, and members of the interfaith community.

CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 33 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.

CONTACT: CAIR-WA President Arsalan Bukhari, 206-931-3655,


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