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CAIR-TX Offers ‘Women in Islam’ Workshop at Air Force Base

CAIR-TX OFFERS ‘WOMEN IN ISLAM’ WORKSHOP AT AIR FORCE BASE

(SAN ANTONIO, TX, 12/18/06) – The San Antonio chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Antonio) recently gave a presentation on “Women in Islam” to personnel at the Lakeland Air Force Base.

The two-hour presentation offered an in-depth view of the position of women in Islam, focusing on their rights and duties and how that faith encourages women to be fully-engaged and productive members of society.

“It is encouraging to see our military making this kind of educational commitment and we hope this type of workshop will be repeated in the future,” said CAIR-SA President Sarwat Husain.

Husain presented a copy of the Quran, Islam’s revealed text, to the library of the base and handed out booklets with basic information about Islam to the workshop attendees.

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 understanding.

CONTACT: Sarwat Husain, 210-378-9528, E-Mail: sanantonio@cair-net.org

 

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