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Office of the Press Secretary


For Immediate Release August 13, 2010

Expected Attendees at the White House Iftar Dinner

This evening, the President will continue a White House tradition of hosting an Iftar celebrating Ramadan in the State Dining Room. This is the second Iftar hosted by the President. The Iftar is the meal that breaks the day of fasting, when Muslim families and communities eat together after sunset.

Below is a list of some of the expected attendees at tonight's White House dinner celebrating Ramadan:


The Honorable Andre Carson, United States Representative (Indiana 7th)

The Honorable John Conyers, United States Representative (Michigan 14th)

The Honorable Rush Holt, United States Representative (New Jersey 12th)


Ms. Saleha Abedin

Mr. Ahmed Ahmed

Dr. Akbar Ahmed, American University

Mrs. Anila Ali, Council of Pakistan American Affairs

Mr. Bill Aossey, Midamar Corporation

Mrs. Fatema Bayat

Mr. Salam Al Marayati, Muslim Public Affairs Council

Rev. Chloe Breyer, Interfaith Center of New York

Mr. Hasan Chandoo, Oppenheimer & Co.

Ms. Sarah Darwish

Dr. Mahmoud Eboo, Aga Khan Council of the United States

Mr. Walter Edwards, Harlem Business Council

Mrs. Sana Fadel

Mr. Imad Hussain

Mr. Hassan Jaber, Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services

Mr. Muhammad U. Khan

Ms. Saaliha Khan

Imam Mohamed Hag Magid, All Dulles Area Muslim Society

Mrs. Shahnaz Masumi

Dr. Ingrid Mattson, Islamic Society of North America

Mr. Farooq Mitha

Ms. Dalia Mogahed, Director, Gallup Center for Muslim Studies

Mr. Mohamedraza Moledina

Mrs. Shabnum Moledina

Mrs. Laila Muhammad

Ms. Naheed Qureshi, Muslim Advocates

Mrs. Ranae Quraishi, Muslim Public Service Network

Ms. Intisar Rabb, Boston College

Dr. Jane Ramsey, Jewish Council on Urban Affairs

Ms. Nadia Roumani, American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute

Mrs. Sally Steenland, Center for American Progress

Ms. Sadaf Syed

Mr. Mustafa Tameez

Mr. Ibrahim Vajzovic, United Bosnian Association

Mrs. Sara Najjar Wilson, Arab American anti-Discrimination Committee


The Honorable Dan Poneman, Deputy Secretary of Energy

The Honorable Ron Sims, Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Ms. Huma Abedin, Deputy Chief of Staff, Department of State

Mr. Mustafa Javed Ali, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Mr. Arif Alikhan, Assistant Secretary for Policy Development, Department of Homeland Security

Mr. Mazen Basrawi, Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, Department of Justice

Technical Sergeant Sabrina Marie Bullock-Labaran, U.S. Air Force

Sergeant Major Agha Jalil Durrani, U.S. Army

Ms. Rehana Hakeem, Department of State

Chaplain Abdullah Hulwe, U.S. Army

Mr. Rashad Hussain, U.S. Special Envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference

Mr. Adnan Kifayat, Department of Treasury

Ms. Sehreen Noor Ali, Department of State

Ms. Farah Pandith, Special Representative to Muslim Communities, Department of State

Ms. Hannah Rosenthal, Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, Department of State

Mr. Irfan Saeed, Department of Homeland Security

Lt. Commander Abuhena Saifulislam, U.S. Marine Corps

Mr. Osman Shinaishin, National Science Foundation

Mr. Kareem Shora, Department of Homeland Security

Mr. Shaarik Zafar, National Counter Terrorism Center


Mrs. Shamim Jawad, Spouse, Embassy of Afghanistan

His Excellency Yashar Aliyev, Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan

His Excellency Akramul Qader, Ambassador of the People's Republic of Bangladesh

His Excellency Roble Olhaye, Ambassador of the Republic of Djibouti

His Excellency Sameh Hassan Shoukry, Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt

His Excellency Pietro Sambi, Apostolic Nuncio of the Holy See

Her Excellency Meera Shankar, Ambassador of India

His Excellency Samir Shakir Mahmood Sumaida'ie, Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq

His Excellency Erlan A. Idrissov, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan

His Excellency Avni Spahiu, Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo

His Excellency Ali Suleiman Aujali, Ambassador of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

His Excellency Aziz Mekour, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco

Her Excellency Hunaina Sultan Ahmed Al Mughairy, Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman

His Excellency Ali Bin Fahad Faleh Al-Hajri, Ambassador of the State of Qatar

His Excellency Adel A.M. Al-Jubeir, Ambassador of Saudi Arabia

His Excellency Husain Haqqani, Ambassador of Pakistan

His Excellency Sergey Ivanovich Kislyak, Ambassador of the Russian Federation

His Excellency Habib Mansour, Ambassador of Tunisia

His Excellency Ilhomjon Tuychievich Nematov, Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan

His Excellency Abdulwahab A. Al Hajjri, Ambassador of the Republic Yemen

His Excellency Ufuk Gokcen, Ambassador and Permanent Observer, Organization of the Islamic Conference

The Honorable Deitan Mish, Chargé d'Affaires at Interim of the Republic Albania

The Honorable Ali Alaoui, Chargé d'Affaires at Interim of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria

The Honorable Tesfaye Yilma Sabo, Chargé d'Affaires at Interim of Ethiopia

The Honorable Salman Al Farisi, Chargé d'Affaires at Interim of the Republic of Indonesia

The Honorable Walid Rahman J. Al Hadid, Chargé d'Affaires at Interim of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

The Honorable Noraini Hamid, Chargé d'Affaires at Interim of Malaysia

The Honorable Bello Ringim, Economic Minister, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

The Honorable Suleyman Gokce, Chargé d'Affaires at Interim of the Republic of Turkey

The Honorable Dominick Chilcott, British Chargé d'Affaires at Interim


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