In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful
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CAIR TO RELEASE POLL ON DEMAND FOR MIDEAST CEASE-FIRE
U.S. Muslim group will announce ‘Not in America’s Name’ petition drive
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/3/06) – On Friday, August 4, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will hold a news conference in Washington, D.C., to release the results of a survey gauging American attitudes toward the current round of fighting in the Middle East.
The random telephone survey asked more than 1,000 Americans about their views on U.S. policy in the Middle East and whether the United States should call for an immediate cease-fire.
At the news conference, CAIR will also announce the launch of an online petition drive, called “Not in America’s Name,” urging elected officials to support a cease-fire in the Middle East.
WHAT: CAIR to Release Results of Mideast Poll, Announce ‘Not in America’s Name’ Petition Drive
WHEN: Friday, August 4, 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: CAIR’s Capitol Hill Headquarters, 453 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C.
CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Our polling indicates that elected officials who reject an immediate cease-fire are out of step with the majority of Americans,” said CAIR Research Director Dr. Mohamed Nimer.
CAIR has 32 offices, chapters and affiliates 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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