(COLUMBUS, OH, 10/27/2004) The Ohio office of The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Ohio) today said some 400 people, including more than 20 officials and community leaders, turned out for the 6th annual Ramadan Iftar banquet in Columbus on Sunday, October 24th.
Attendees at the event included Columbus City Councilwoman Mary Jo Hudson, Columbus City Attorney Rick Pfeiffer, representatives of different state and local governments, and a number of interfaith leaders.
Councilwoman Mary Jo Hudson presented CAIR-Ohio with a resolution from Columbus City Council: “To recognize and congratulate The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) for its continued efforts in leading the way for social and increased understanding of the Islamic faith.”
“We would like to thank all those who made our dinner such a success,” said CAIR-Ohio President Ahmad Al-Akhras. “The success of this event clearly demonstrates the tremendous support CAIR enjoys in the American Muslim community and the respect it has earned in religious and political circles through its civil rights and interfaith work.”
CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has 29 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada.