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CAIR to Host Ramadan ‘Iftar’ on Capitol Hill

In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

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CAIR TO HOST RAMADAN ‘IFTAR’ ON CAPITOL HILL

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/22/06) – On Tuesday, September 26, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will hold its fourth annual Capitol Hill Ramadan “iftar,” or fast-breaking meal, for congressional staffers, American Muslim community leaders and diplomats from Muslim nations.

WHAT: Fourth Annual Ramadan Iftar on Capitol Hill

WHEN: Tuesday, September 26, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (fast-breaking is at 6:59 p.m.)

MEDIA RSVP: E-Mail: arubin@cair.com or call 202-742-6412 (Limited space is available for media outlets that wish to cover the iftar.)

The iftar will feature the breaking of the fast and the Islamic sunset prayer (maghrib). It is designed to allow Muslim leaders, congressional staffers and elected officials to network on issues of mutual concern, to foster greater understanding of Islam and the American Muslim community and to show appreciation for staffers who have been working closely with Muslims.

Ramadan is the month on the Islamic lunar calendar during which Muslims abstain from food, drink and other sensual pleasures from break of dawn to sunset.

CAIR 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 Legislative Director Corey Saylor, 202-742-6413 or 571-278-4658, E-Mail: csaylor@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726, E-Mail: ihooper@cair-net.org

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CAIR
Council on American-Islamic Relations
453 New Jersey Avenue, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20003
Tel: 202-488-8787, 202-744-7726
Fax: 202-488-0833
E-mail: info@cair.com
URL: http://www.cair.com

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