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CAIR to Open New Office in Orlando

CAIR to Open New Office in Orlando

CAIR-Orlando will advocate civil rights, interfaith tolerance

(ORLANDO, FL, 2/23/06) – On Saturday, February 25, the Florida office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL) will hold a news conference to mark the opening of its new Orlando affiliate. CAIR-Orlando will assist the local Muslim community in dealing with issues related to political participation, the protection of civil rights and interfaith dialogue.

WHEN: Saturday, February 25, 1:45-4 p.m. (The news conference begins at 2 p.m.)
WHERE: CAIR-Orlando office, 116 N Parramore Ave., Orlando, FL (between W. Robinson St. and W. Washington St.)

The open house is free and open to the public. It will feature an appearance by CAIR National Board Chairman Dr. Parvez Ahmed. CAIR-FL staff and board members will be present to greet open house attendees. Several local dignitaries are also expected to take part in the open house.

“By opening an office in Orlando, CAIR strengthens its ability to empower the Florida Muslim community, defend civil rights and promote interfaith tolerance,” said Ahmed.

CAIR’s Orlando office will be the third office for CAIR-FL and it joins 32 other offices and chapters the Washington-based Islamic civil rights and advocacy group has nationwide and in Canada.

CAIR is America’s largest Islamic civil liberties and advocacy group. 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: Chris Cusano, Orlando Office Director, 407-473-1555; Ahmed Bedier, CAIR Central FL Director, 813-731-9506,


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