Thursday, September 27, 2012

Dr. Jamal al-Barzinji to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at CAIR Banquet
American Muslim pioneer to be honored for 'dedication to community service'
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/25/12) –- On Saturday, September 29Dr. Jamal al-Barzinji will receive the "2012 Lifetime Achievement in Community Service Award" atCAIR's annual banquet at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va.
CAIR's award to Dr. al-Barzinji is for "a lifelong dedication to community service and for pioneering the development of Islamic thought in the United States and worldwide."
"Dr. al-Barzinji has been a groundbreaking pioneer in a number of fields that have advanced beneficial knowledge in our nation and in the world community," said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad. "We are honored to be in a position to recognize his many positive achievements."
Dr. al-Barzinji is a founding member and vice president of the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) in Virginia. He has more than 40 years of experience in the development and leadership of diverse business, educational, political, and charitable organizations such as Mar-Jac Poultry, Amana Mutual Funds and Bank Islam Malaysia. Dr. al-Barzinji also holds leading positions with the International Islamic University Malaysia and North American Islamic Trust (NAIT).
He is a founding member of the Association of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSS) and the Association of Muslim Scientists & Engineers (AMSE) and has served as advisor and consultant to various educational, charitable and professional organizations.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Remaining tickets for CAIR's banquet and Leadership Skills Training Conference are selling out FAST. No tickets will be sold at the door, so reserve your spot for the banquet and conference RIGHT AWAY.
With the theme "Upholding Our Constitution, Defending Our Faith," the September 29th evening banquet will feature the Rev. Al Sharpton as the keynote speaker.
Preceding the banquet, CAIR's day-long Leadership Skills Training Conference will be held in the same hotel (Crystal Gateway Marriott), and includes workshops such as"Community Emergency Preparedness," in which leaders and activists will learn what practical steps they can take to protect mosques and other Islamic institutions from the growing number of hate crimes targeting Muslims and how to respond in a crisis.
Other workshops include "Answering Tough Questions About Sharia," "Strategies for Challenging Anti-Islam Legislation and Campaigns," and "Maximizing the Muslim Vote in the 2012 Elections."
Register online TODAY for CAIR's leadership training conference and annual banquet on September 29 in Arlington, Va.
Registration for the banquet and the leadership skills training conference CLICK HERE.

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