(CLEVELAND, OH, 3/31/10) – Almost 300 people turned out on March 28 for the 8th annual banquet of the Cleveland chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Cleveland) in Westlake.
Nationally-known attorney, columnist and grassroots organizer Shahid Buttar, Esq. of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee delivered a keynote address on continuing threats to the rule of law.
Imam Mahdi Bray of the MAS Freedom Foundation spoke about the opportunities and challenges facing American Muslims in attaining equal rights.
“The event was a chance to proclaim loud and clear that American Muslims will not accept second class status, and that we will work to achieve the equality promised in the our Constitution,” said Isam Zaiem, president of CAIR-Cleveland.
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. 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-Cleveland Executive Director Julia A. Shearson, 216-830-2247 or 216-440-2247, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Isam Zaiem, 216-337-7928, E-mail: email@example.com