Representatives of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), along
with a number of other American Muslim leaders, met yesterday with House
Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in the U.S. Capitol.
Rep. John D. Dingell (D-MI), Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), Rep. Charles Rangel
(D-NY), and other congressional Democrats also took part in the roundtable
discussion, which focused on the defense of civil liberties.
“We appreciate the opportunity to interact with national leaders and to
share the Muslim community’s concerns on issues of mutual concern,” said
CAIR Legal Director Arsalan Iftikhar, who participated in yesterday’s
meeting. CAIR Northern California Government Affairs Director Dahlia
Eltoumi was one of three participants selected to make a presentation to
the panel of elected officials.
Other national Muslim groups represented at the meeting included the
Islamic Society of North America, Indian Muslim Council, Muslim Public
Affairs Council, Muslim American Society, Association of Pakistani
Physicians of North America, Muslim Bar Association, National Association
of Muslim Lawyers, and the Universal Muslim Association of America.
CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 28 regional
offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada.
CONTACT: Arsalan Iftikhar, 202-415-0799; Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787,