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CAIR Video Contest Winners to Premiere at Banquet in VA

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/7/2007) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said today that the winning entries in an online video contest designed to promote interfaith understanding will be premiered November 17 at the civil rights group’s annual banquet in Arlington, Va.
To learn more about CAIR’s November 17 banquet, click here.
CAIR will award two $5,000 prizes for the videos deemed most effective in promoting mutual understanding between American Muslims and people of other faiths that communicated the contest theme of “Let the Conversation Begin.” The contest was also designed to identify and recognize talented video producers in the American Muslim community.
“We are constantly seeking creative ways to promote better interfaith relations and to enhance understanding of Islam and the American Muslim community,” said CAIR Communications Coordinator Rabiah Ahmed, who took part in the selection of the winning videos.
She said all the video contest submissions were evaluated for originality and creativity, production quality and effectiveness in promoting mutual understanding.
CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 33 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.

CONTACT: CAIR Communications Coordinator Rabiah Ahmed, 202-488-8787 or 202-439-1441, E-Mail:; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726, E-Mail:; CAIR Communications Coordinator Amina Rubin, 202-488-8787, E-Mail:


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