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Michigan Muslims to Hold Candidate Forum


On Sunday, October 10, the Michigan office
of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Michigan) and the
American Muslim Task Force on Civil Rights and Elections (AMT) will hold a
town hall meeting and candidate forum in the Detroit suburb of Novi.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is designed to provide an
opportunity for members of the Muslim community to meet with and ask
questions of local, state and national political candidates. (A similar
event will take place October 9 in Ohio.)

WHAT: CAIR-Michigan/AMT Candidate Forum
WHEN: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sunday, October 10, 2004
WHERE: Novi Sheraton Hotel Grand Ballroom, 21111 Haggerty Road, Novi, Michigan

There are some 200,000 Muslims in the Southeast Michigan region. According
to a recent study of Detroit mosques by the Institute for Social Policy and
Understanding, approximately 70 percent of mosque attendees are registered
to vote. Almost 80 percent of those surveyed strongly agreed that Muslims
should participate in the political process.

SEE: “A Portrait of Detroit Mosques”

CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 29 regional
offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada.

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CONTACT: CAIR-MI, Celena Khatib or Misbah Shahid, 248-569-2203, 734-306-9507, 734-673-9430,


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