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CAIR to Hold ‘Muhammad’ Campaign News Conferences Nationwide

On Tuesday, February 14, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will hold a noon news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to launch a major educational effort focusing on the life and legacy of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. See:

Similar news conferences will be held at CAIR offices nationwide. See the list below for local news conference details.

CAIR’s initiative, details of which will be announced at the news conferences, was prompted by the worldwide controversy over caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad and is designed to turn a negative incident into a positive learning opportunity.

If no news conference is listed in your area, contact the nearest CAIR office by going to: Click on “Chapters” at the top of the page.)


WHAT: CAIR to Launch Educational Initiative in Response to Cartoon Controversy
WHEN: Tuesday, February 14, Noon (Eastern)
WHERE: Lisagor Room, 13th Floor, National Press Building, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC
CONTACT: CAIR Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726, E-Mail:


WHEN: Tuesday, February 14, Noon (Pacific)
WHERE: CAIR-LA, 2180 W. Crescent Ave., Suite F, Anaheim, CA
CONTACT: Sabiha Khan, 714-776-1847 or 714-390-0334, E-Mail:


WHEN: Sunday, February 19, 2 p.m. (Pacific) The news conference will be held in conjunction with a community-based educational event on the life of the Prophet Muhammad.
WHERE: Library Room, 2nd Floor, Islamic Center of San Diego, 7050 Eckstrom Ave, San Diego, CA 92111
CONTACT: CAIR-San Diego Director of Public Relations Edgar Hopida, 619-913-0719, E-Mail: or


WHEN: Tuesday, February 14, Noon (Eastern)
WHERE: CAIR-Philly Offices, 1218 Chestnut Street, Suites 510-511, Philadelphia, PA
CONTACT: CAIR-Philly Communications Director Adeeba Al-Zaman, 215-592-0509, E-Mail:


WHEN: Tuesday, February 14, Noon
WHERE: 1601 N. Palm Avenue, Suite 203, Pembroke Pines, FL
CONTACT: Executive Director Altaf Ali, 954-272-0490 or 954-298-8214, E-Mail:

WHEN: Tuesday, February 14, 11 a.m.
WHERE: Islamic Society of Tampa Bay Area Mosque (Sligh Ave. & Orient Rd.)
7326 E. Sligh Ave., Tampa, FL
CONTACT: Ahmed Bedier, CAIR Central FL Director, 813-731-9506, E-Mail:


WHEN: Tuesday, February 14, Noon
WHERE: 3010 LBJ Frwy, Suite 100, Dallas, TX
CONTACT: Saffia Meek, 972-241-7233, E-Mail:


WHEN: Tuesday, February 14, 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Council on American-Islamic Relations, Ohio Chapter (CAIR-Ohio), 1505 Bethel Rd., Suite 200, Columbus, OH
CONTACT: CAIR-Ohio Director Adnan Mirza, 614-451-3232, or E-Mail:
SPONSORS: CAIR-Ohio and Central Ohio Islamic Organizations


WHEN: Tuesday, February 14, 10:30 a.m. (Eastern)
WHERE: The Muslim Center, 1605 W. Davison, Detroit, MI
CONTACT: CAIR-MI Executive Director, Dawud Walid, 248-569-2203 or 248-842-1418, E-Mail:


WHEN: Tuesday, February 14, Noon (Mountain)
WHERE: 202 E. McDowell Road, Suite 165, Phoenix, AZ
CONTACT: CAIR-AZ Communications Director Nure Elatari, 602-312-2223; CAIR-AZ Chairman, Mohammed El-Sharkawy, 480-343-4048; E-Mail:


WHEN: Tuesday, February 14, 4 p.m. (Eastern)
WHERE: Palmetto Room, Main Floor, Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, Building, 930 – Richland St Columbia, SC (Please use the rear entrance facing the parking lot located behind the Chamber building.)
CONTACT: Sabrina Kidwai, Media Director, phone 803-920-3671, E-Mail: or Chaudhry Sadiq, President, phone 233 1809, E-Mail:

CANADA (in both official languages)

WHEN: Tuesday, February 14, Noon
WHERE: 130-S Charles Lynch R.M., Centre Block, Parliament Hill
WHO: Riad Saloojee, CAIR-CAN Executive Director, Sarah Elgazzar, CAIR-CAN Spokesperson
SPONSOR: CAIR-CAN, an independent sister organization of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)


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