Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Record Crowd at 6th Annual CAIR Banquet

Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Record Crowd at 6th Annual CAIR Banquet

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More than 1,500 friends and members of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) turned out for its 6th annual fundraising banquet in the Hyatt Regency in Garden Grove, CA. 'A United and Secure America: With Liberty and Justice for All" was the theme of the program attended by several civic and political leaders, including Orange County Sheriff Michael Corona.

Keynote speaker was Imam Wahaj of Masjid al-Taqwa of Brooklyn, NY. In an inspiring speech, he told how his congregation purchased the property for their mosque for $30,000 in a blighted area of crack houses and abandoned buildings, then turned it into a model Islamic institution.

The Rev. James Lawson, emeritus pastor of Holman United Methodist Church, welcomed CAIR members to the struggle for justice and human rights. Martin Luther King Jr. …

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