MARCH 6, 2003
on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
Aziz Junejo, 206-937-8687;
Samia El-Moslimany, 206-409-3407 or firstname.lastname@example.org;
Imam Mohammad Joban, 360-791-0796, or email@example.com;
Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787, 202-744-7726 or firstname.lastname@example.org;
Ms. Hodan Hassan, 202-488-8787, 703-861-7294 or email@example.com
Wash. Muslim Leader to Speak Following House
Second Prayer Follows Apology From Republican
Lawmaker Over Walkout
- March 6 - News Advisory:
WHAT: On Friday,
March 7, the Seattle office of the Council on American-Islamic
Relations (CAIR-Seattle), along with other civil rights and religious
groups, will hold a news conference following a second prayer
by a Muslim leader opening a session of THE Washington State House
of Representatives. The Muslim prayer follows one offered earlier
this week during which two Republican lawmakers left the House
floor in protest.
One of those
who left the floor, Rep. Lois McMahan, said she refused to listen
to the Muslim prayer because it was "an issue of patriotism."
CAIR's national headquarters issued a statement calling on Republican
leaders to repudiate the walkout.
SEE: "GOP ASKED
TO CONDEMN WALKOUT DURING MUSLIM PRAYER" http://www.cair-net.org/asp/article.asp?id=1007&page=NR
apologized for her remarks and said she would accept an invitation
to visit a local Islamic center.
scheduled to speak include Northgate Mosque, Islamic Center of
Kent, Islamic Center of Bellevue, Islamic Center of Olympia, Arab
American Community Coalition, and Al-Islam Center of Seattle.
CAIR is America's
largest Islamic civil liberties group. It is headquartered in
Washington, D.C., and has 15 regional offices nationwide and in
Canada. Since its founding in 1994, CAIR has defended the civil
and religious rights of all Americans.
March 7, 10:15 a.m. (Pacific)
Sun Dial, located between the temporary headquarters of the State
House and Senate, 310 16th Avenue SW, Olympia, Washington
Aziz Junejo, 206-937-8687; Samia El-Moslimany, 206-409-3407, E-MAIL:
firstname.lastname@example.org; Imam Mohammad Joban, 360-791-0796, E-MAIL:
email@example.com; CAIR-National, Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787
or 202-744-7726, E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org; Ms. Hodan Hassan,
202-488-8787 or 703-861-7294, E-MAIL: email@example.com
offers an e-mail list designed to be a journalist's window to
the American Muslim community. Subscribers to the list, called
ISLAM-INFONET, receive news releases and other materials dealing
with American Muslim positions on issues of importance to our
to ISLAM-INFONET, go to: http://cair.biglist.com/islam-infonet/
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