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CAIR to Co-Host ‘Evening with Amr Khaled’ in Virginia

In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful


Famous Muslim TV personality named one of Time’s 100 ‘most influential’

(HERNDON, VA, 5/3/07) – On Saturday, May 12, the Maryland and Virginia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MD/VA), in cooperation with the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), will co-host an evening with world-renowned Muslim television personality Amr Khaled.

Khaled, one of the Arab world’s most popular speakers, was recently named to Time magazine’s list of the 100 “Most Influential People in the World.” SEE: Amr Khaled (Time)

WHAT: An Evening with Amr Khaled
WHEN: Saturday, May 12, 2007, 9-10:30 p.m.
WHERE: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA
CONTACT: CAIR, 202-488-8787, ext. 6050, E-Mail:

CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad will introduce Khaled, who is scheduled to speak about “Muslims Making a Difference in Western Societies.” Khaled’s address will be followed by a performance by the Islamic hip-hop group Native Deen.

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-seated basis.

A 2006 New York Times profile of Amr Khaled quoted a State Department official who said that his message is “very much in sync with what we want to say to the Muslim world, which is that we have no problem with Islam and no problem with conservative Islam.” (“Ministering To the Upwardly Mobile Muslim,” New York Times Magazine, 4/30/06)

CAIR, America’s largest Islamic 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.

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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726, E-Mail:; CAIR Communications Coordinator Rabiah Ahmed, 202-488-8787 or 202-439-1441, E-Mail:; CAIR Communications Coordinator Amina Rubin, 202-488-8787, E-Mail:


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