(DUBLIN, OHIO 6/6/2006) – More than 400 turned out this past Sunday for the 9th Annual CAIR-Ohio Fundraising Banquet at the Columbus Marriott Northwest in Dublin.
The speakers at the event included Imam Siraj Wahhaj of Masjid At-Taqwa in Brooklyn, N.Y., former Amnesty International USA Chairman Joe W. (Chip) Pitts III, and Sybil McNabb, president of the Ohio Conference of the NAACP. The theme of the dinner, which raised more than $100,000 for CAIR-Ohio’s civil liberties work, was “American Muslims: Partners for Peace & Justice.”
“Our community sent a very clear message that the work we do is vital to the well-being of the Ohio Muslim community and that CAIR-Ohio’s efforts are appreciated,” said CAIR-Ohio (Columbus) Director Adnan Mirza. “We thank all those who contributed to making this event a huge success and look forward to serving their needs for the betterment of all of Ohio.”
CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 32 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. The CAIR-Ohio Chapter has three offices – Columbus, Cleveland, and Cincinnati. 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-Ohio (Columbus) Director Adnan Mirza, 614-451-3232, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org