Thousands of Muslims Gather at Chicago Conference on Islam

December 26, 2003

Source: The Muslim American Society

On December 26, 2003 The Muslim American Society issued a press release regarding the annual four-day Muslim American Society (MAS) and Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) convention in Chicago. This year's convention, entitled "Muslims: Citizens of the West: Rights, Duties and Prospects," attracted several thousand Muslims, and emphasized political participation and action. Participants were briefed on Islamic political history and the present targeting of American Muslim community leaders by U.S. law enforcement, with a specific focus on democracy and Islam.