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CAIR To Host S.H. Nasr Lecture On Shia, Sunni, U.S. Relations

September 15, 2005

ACTION REQUESTED:

TOPIC - ‘Shias, Sunnis, and the Future of U.S. Relations with the Muslim World’

WHAT - On Thursday, September 29, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will host a breakfast address by Seyyed Hossein Nasr at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., titled “Shias, Sunnis, and the Future of U.S. Relations with the Muslim World.”

Nasr, an internationally-recognized philosopher and scholar on Islam, is Professor of Islamic Studies at George Washington University. Educated in Iran and the United States, he has published more than 20 books and hundreds of scholarly articles, many of which have been translated into other languages. (See: http://www.gwu.edu/~religion/nasr.htm) The event is sponsored by CAIR’s Research Center. Admission if free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. To reserve a seat at the lecture, e-mail: mnimer@cair-net.org or call 202-488-8787, ext. 3233.

WHEN - Thursday, September 29, 9-11 a.m.

WHERE - National Press Club, First Amendment Room, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C. (See: http://npc.press.org/abouttheclub/maps.cfm)

CAIR, America's largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 31 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.

CONTACT: Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726, E-Mail: ihooper@cair-net.org; Rabiah Ahmed, 202-488-8787 or 202-439-1441, E-Mail: rahmed@cair-net.org.

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