Zaiem to speak on Islamophobia at Church of the Redeemer

Some Americans have an irrational fear of those of the Muslim faith, called Islamophobia. Some Muslims have been intimidated in public, had their jobs threatened, and have seen their mosques burned or defaced—a state of affairs that harms everyone.

Isam Zaiem, co-founder and Cleveland-chapter president of Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Ohio), will speak about Islamophobia: Causes, Impacts and Solutions, on Sunday, April 10, at 4 p.m., at the Church of the Redeemer, 2420 South Taylor Road, Cleveland Heights.

Zaiem, who was born in Syria and is a member of the Islamic Center of Cleveland and the Uqbah Mosque Foundation, will discuss the impact of Islamophobia on his community. He is passionate about protecting the civil rights of all people, and is a strong defender of the Constitution and advocate for the rule of law and justice for all. He speaks on issues related to Islam and the Middle East at educational and religious institutions, and is regularly interviewed by local media.

The public is invited to attend the April 10 talk. For more information, call the Church of the Redeemer at 216-932-2065.

Mary Ann Kerr

Mary Ann Kerr, a 42-year Cleveland Heights resident, has been active in Middle East peace issues since participating in an Interfaith Peace-Builders (IFPB) delegation in 2007. She founded the IFPB-Ohio regional network and is on the Leadership Council for Churches for Middle East Peace. 

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