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Nationally-Known Scholar to Speak at CAIR-OH Banquet

(CLEVELAND, OH, 4/14/08) – On April 20, the Cleveland Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OHIO) will hold its sixth annual banquet with the theme “Let the Conversation Begin.”

Nationally-known constitutional scholar, civil rights activist, and historian Dr. Christopher Pyle, of Mt. Holyoke College will deliver an address on “Secret Government and the Rule of Law.” In 1970, Pyle disclosed the military’s surveillance of civilian politics and, as a consultant to three Congressional committees, worked to end it.

Imam Johari Abdul Malik of the Dar Al-Hijrah Center in Washington, D.C., will speak on the challenges facing American Muslims and the need for perseverance in difficult times.

WHAT: CAIR-OHIO, Cleveland Chapter, 6th Annual Banquet
WHEN: Sunday, April 20, 2008 from 4:00p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (Reception 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.)
WHERE: Embassy Suites Hotel, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, Ohio

RSVP by April 16; TO RESERVE TICKETS CALL 216-830-2247 or E-Mail: Cleveland

CONTACT: Julia A. Shearson, 216-830-2247 or 216-440-2247, E-Mail:; Isam Zaiem, 216-337-7928, E-mail:

CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 33 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. CAIR’s mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.


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