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Thursday, September 23, 2004

Islamic leader to be honored for community betterment


SACRAMENTO - Local Islamic leader Metwalli Amer will be among 11 citizens statewide to be recognized by New California Media at a Sept. 24 awards luncheon in Fresno.
The awards recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the betterment of their communities, said Catherine Black, communications director of the media group.


Amer emigrated to Sacramento from Egypt in 1969. He is a professor emeritus at California State University, Sacramento, president of the Council of Sacramento Valley Islamic organizations, and served as Interfaith Service Bureau president. He is a frequent public speaker on Islam and Muslim American issues.

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