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State Dept to Speak at Islamophobia/Anti-Americanism Conference

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/13/05) – CAIR is pleased to announce that Gerald Michael Feierstein, director of of the Office of Regional Affairs, Bureau of Near East Affairs, will be speaking at its “Islamophobia and Anti-Americanism: Causes and Remedies” conference in Washington, D.C. Feierstein will speak at the May 14th panel “Anti-Americanism and U.S. Foreign Policy.”

WHEN: Friday, May 13 to Sunday, May 15, 2005 (Conference Banquet, Saturday, May 14)

WHERE: Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner, 8661 Leesburg Pike ~ Vienna, VA (703-448-1234) To view a complete conference program or to register online, go to:

CAIR’s 2005 annual conference brings together scholars, researchers, religious leaders, and community activists to discuss issues related to the twin phenomena of growing anti-Muslim bigotry in the West and increasing anti-American sentiments in the Islamic world.

Conference participants will take part in sessions focusing on:

* Islamophobia and Anti-Americanism in the Media

* The Impact of Islamophobia and Anti-Americanism on Civil Rights and Policy-Making

* Anti-Americanism and U.S. Foreign Policy

* Islam and American Relations with the Muslim World

* Misconceptions about Christians and Muslims in Public Discourse

* Reasserting Mainstream Religious Values NEW

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CONTACT: Rabiah Ahmed, 202-488-8787 or 202-439-1441, E-Mail:; Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726, E-Mail:


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