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DC: CAIR Hosts Sultan of Sokoto

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/8/07) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) was honored today to host His Eminence Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto, at its Capitol Hill headquarters.
Sultan Abubakar III is the spiritual leader of Nigeria’s 80 million Muslims. Before his appointment as the 20th Sultan of Sokoto in 2006, Sultan Abubakar III was Nigeria’s defense attache to Pakistan and was a top officer in the Nigerian army. He is a direct descendant of Uthman Dan Fodio, who founded the Sokoto Caliphate, one of the largest pre-colonial states in Africa.


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