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CAIR Takes Part In Panel On Islam For MD Judges

(WASHINGTON, DC, 5/19/06) – A representative of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) participated yesterday in a panel discussion on Islam for judges attending the 2006 Maryland Judicial Conference in Cambridge, Md.

CAIR National Legal Director Arsalan Iftikhar participated in a panel titled “What Judges Need to Know about Islam.” The panel was moderated by Associate Judge Hassan El-Amin of the District Court of Maryland. Other panelists included Imam Warith Deen Mohammed, a national leader of the American Muslim community, and Zakia Mahasa, a Master of Chancery for the Circuit Court of Baltimore County.

Iftikhar later met with U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts at a private reception after the panel discussion. Chief Justice Roberts offered a keynote address at the conference.

“It was an honor to help Maryland judges learn more about the basic teachings of Islam and about the American Muslim community,” said Iftikhar.

CAIR, America’s largest Muslim advocacy and civil liberties group, has 32 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: Arsalan Iftikhar, National Legal Director, 202-415-0799, E-Mail:; CAIR Communications Coordinator Rabiah Ahmed, 202-439-1441, E-Mail:


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