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CAIR to Host Dinner for Former President of Iran


Khatami to speak on 'The Dialogue of Civilizations: Five Years After 9/11'

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/24/06) - On Friday, September 8, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will host a dinner for former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami at the Marriott Crystal Gateway in Arlington, Va. The theme of his address at the CAIR dinner will be "The Dialogue of Civilizations: Five Years After 9/11." Khatami will be in Washington, D.C., to take part in an event at the National Cathedral.

Mohammad Khatami

Former President of Iran Invited to Speak in D.C. (Washington Post)

WHAT: CAIR Hosts Dinner for Former President of Iran
WHEN: Friday, September 8, 2006, 7-9 p.m. (A private reception with President Khatami, including a photo opportunity, will precede the dinner at 6 p.m.)
Marriott Crystal Gateway, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Va.

COST: Dinner only: $250 per person; private reception and dinner: $500 per person
CONTACT: RSVP by Tuesday, September 5, 2006, by calling 202-742-6409 or 202-488-8787, ext. 6052, or e-mailing:

When elected as president of Iran in 1997, Khatami sought increased freedom of the press, political reform and improved inter-cultural relations. He called for a dialogue of civilizations, a proposal taken up by the United Nations.

CAIR, America's largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 32 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.

CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726, E-Mail:

CAIR - Council on American-Islamic Relations
453 New Jersey Avenue, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20003
Tel: 202-488-8787, 202-744-7726
Fax: 202-488-0833

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