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 - For Immediate Release  -


TOWN HALL MEETING: CAIR-CHICAGO AND ICNA-CHICAGO TO HOLD A PUBLIC COMMUNITY DEBATE AND DISCUSSION OF THE CARTOONS


February 15, 2006

A Panel of Muslim Leaders & Activists to engage Muslim and non-Muslim audience, media

(CHICAGO, 2/15/06) – Following the Press Conference at 6:00 at the same facility, the Chicago Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations will hold an open community forum on the cartoons in conjunction with the Chicago Chapter of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA). The Public debate and discussion will address many questions related to the controversy and the ensuing reactions around the world. Members of the audience and the represented media will have an opportunity to ask questions or to comment.

WHAT: CAIR-Chicago & ICNA-Chicago Open Town Hall Meeting on Prophet Cartoons
WHEN: Saturday, February 18, 6:30PM
WHERE: Meeting Hall, The Islamic Foundation of Villa Park 300 West Highridge Road Villa Park, IL 60181
CONTACT: Ahmed Rehab, (312) 212-1520, (847) 971-39631 E-Mail: communications@cairchicago.org

Amongst many questions to be addressed: why did the cartoons register such strong reaction from Muslims around the world? Where does one draw the line between freedom of Speech and hate speech? Who is to blame for the clash? What are the lessons learned? How do we move ahead from here?

CONTACT: Ahmed Rehab, (312) 212-1520, (847) 971-3963 E-Mail: communications@cairchicago.org

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