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VA: Amr Khaled Event Seating ‘First-Come, First-Seated’

CAIR: SEATING AT VA AMR KHALED EVENT ‘FIRST-COME, FIRST-SEATED’

(HERNDON, VA, 5/9/07) – The Maryland and Virginia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MD/VA) announced today that seating at the May 12th appearance of Muslim television personality Amr Khaled will be available only on a “first-come, first-seated” basis.

Due to space limitations, some of those who do gain entrance to the event will view the lecture on a television screen. Doors will close promptly at 9 p.m. Due to fire code restrictions, everyone attending the event must be seated. No standing-room-only space will be offered. No seating is guaranteed. The lecture will be delivered in Arabic; translation will be provided.

CAIR-MD/VA made its announcement in response to the overwhelming community interest in the event.

WHAT: An Evening with Amr Khaled
WHEN: Saturday, May 12, 2007, 9-10:30 p.m.
WHERE: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA
CONTACT: E-Mail: irahman@cair.com

Khaled, one of the Arab world’s most popular speakers, was recently named to Time magazine’s list of the 100 “Most Influential People in the World.”

SEE: Amr Khaled (Time)
http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/time100/article/0,28804,1595326_1615754_1616173,00.html

CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 32 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. 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.

 

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