Skip to comments.Congress to Hold Ramadan Iftar Nov. 12; Fast Breaking Hosted by Conyers,Meeks,Kucinich,Sanchez,Lee
Posted on 11/11/2003 11:33:11 AM PST by chance33_98
Congress to Hold Ramadan Iftar Nov. 12; Fast Breaking Hosted by Conyers, Meeks, Kucinich, Sanchez, Lee
11/11/03 2:11:00 PM
To: Assignment Desk, Daybook Editor
Contact: Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726, email@example.com; or Rabiah Ahmed, 202-488-8787 or 202-439-1441, firstname.lastname@example.org, both of CAIR
WHAT: On Wednesday, November 12, the House of Representatives and leaders of the American Muslim community will hold a Ramadan iftar, or fast breaking, on Capitol Hill.
WHEN: Wednesday, November 12, 4:45 - 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: House Judiciary Committee Hearing Room, 2141 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The iftar is being co-hosted by Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.), Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.), Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.), and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Cafli.).
"This important event will provide an excellent opportunity for elected officials and congressional staffers to learn more about the American Muslim community and the significance of Ramadan," said Hasan Mansori, governmental relations coordinator for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). "It will also send a message of tolerance and respect for religious diversity."
The Capitol Hill iftar will include breaking of the fast with water and dates, the call to prayer (adhan), the Islamic sunset prayer (maghrib), an ecumenical prayer by a Muslim religious leader, and remarks by the congressional hosts.
CAIR, America's largest Muslim civil liberties group, is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has 25 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada.
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Thats a bunch of bull - this is to pander to the Muslim vote in this country. Please - What a Crock! The Democreeps are the biggest bootlickers in Washington.
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