The Islamic Institute of America held a breakfast on the honor of the newly appointed Lebanese Consul General Mrs Suzzan Mouzi Yassin . The Breakfast was attended by a number of community leasers , activists , religious leaders , judges and elected officials . The ceremony begun by recitation of the holy Quran by Ahmad Hamdan followed by brief remarks made by IIA board of directors chairman , attorney Azzam Elder . Imam Hassan Qazwini , founder and spiritual leader of IIA gave a speech focusing on what Lebanon has shown the world , specifically in regards to the Christian – Muslim coexistence which could be taken as a great model and be applied elsewhere .
Finally , the consul general Mrs Mouzi Yassin spoke . In her speech she emphasized the need for cooperation between members the community as well as the need for fighting rising Islamophobia in the US .
Ismail Jomaa / Dearborn.org