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OIC, CAIR, ADC TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE ON ISLAM/WEST RELATIONS


September 20, 2006

The Secretary General of The Organization of Islamic Conference and Local Chicago leaders to comment on Muslim-US relations, Muslim-Catholic relations

(CHICAGO, IL 9/20/2006) - The Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) and the Chicago chapter of the American Arab Anti-Discrimination committee (ADC) will join his Excellency, Prof. Dr. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), in a press conference this Saturday on the subject of US-Muslim relations 5 years after 9/11.

(See: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3811205.stm and http://www.oic-oci.org/english/main/Secretary_General.htm )

The panel will address members of the press on recent news like the Pope’s comments, general issues like Extremism and Terrorism, and other timely issues affecting today’s news.

Founded in 1969 and comprised of fifty-seven (57) member states, the OIC is the world’s largest inter-governmental organization dedicated to serving the interests of the world's estimated 1.4 billion Muslims. The OIC enjoys a Permanent Delegation to the United Nations.

WHAT: US / Muslim world Relations Five Years After 9/11
WHEN: Saturday, September 23, 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Parkside Room, Mezzanine level of the Drake Hotel, 140 E Walton pl, Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 787-2200
WHO: OIC Secretary General, Dr. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu; CAIR-Chicago Executive Director, Ahmed Rehab; Dr. S.M. Budron, President, Greater Chicago Chapter; American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC)

CONTACT: CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab, 312 212 1520, 847-971-3963, E-Mail: director@cairchicago.org ; Dr. S.M. Budron - President, Greater Chicago Chapter, American Arab Anti Discrimination Committee (ADC) (847) 489-7999

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