Islamic Society of North America Seeks President Bush’s Presence at Annual Meeting

August 24, 2005

Source: Newsday

Wire Service: AP,0,6555195.story?coll=sns-ap-politics-headlines

On August 24, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "A leading U.S. Muslim group called on President Bush Wednesday to show his support for mainstream Islam in this country and worldwide by meeting with the group next week in Chicago. Bush could make a powerful statement to the world's 1.2 billion Muslims by appearing at the annual meeting of the Islamic Society of North America, just as he showed his support for adherents of the religion when he visited a Washington mosque a few days after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, said Sayyid Syeed, the group's secretary general. ISNA, an umbrella organization of largely immigrant Muslim organizations and mosques in the United States and Canada, will attract tens of thousands of Muslims to Chicago for its annual meeting over Labor Day weekend... ISNA, based outside Indianapolis, has invited Bush to speak each year since he became president."