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Honoring Abdoulaye Wade, President of Senegal, for his committment to religious tolerance

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Honoring Abdoulaye Wade, President of Senegal, for his committment to religious tolerance

September 22, 2011

The American Council for World Jewry and the Anti-Defamation League will honor His Excellency Abdoulaye Wade, President of the Republic of Senegal in conjunction with the opening of the U. N. General Assembly in New York City. President Wade will be presented with the International Friendship Award in recognition of his leadership and commitment to interfaith dialogue and religious tolerance and for lending his voice to the fight against anti-Semitism, bigotry and prejudice.


 


As President of the Organization of the Islamic Conference in 2006, President Wade spoke eloquently against Holocaust denial and for universal Holocaust education, saying that “as human beings, we all share this legacy and are guardians of its integrity. The evil has been done, but its memory makes it incumbent upon us to ensure that it will not be repeated.”

 

In his speech at the event, Jack Rosen said, "I can say unequivocally that this event in his Honor today is given to a man who has demonstrated truly outstanding leadership. He is a champion of tolerance, of common sense wisdom, a great leader of a proud Muslim nation who has played a key role in reaching out to people of all stripes, who has not only talked the talk when it comes to bringing people together, but who has walked the walk."

 

WHO: American Council for World Jewry & the Anti-Defamation League

WHAT: Private Lunch in Honor of His Excellency Abdoulaye Wade, President of the Republic of Senegal

WHERE: ADL National Headquarters, 605 Third Ave. (Bet. 39th & 40th), Manhattan WHEN: Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 12:30 p.m.

*(Camera Set-Up and Press Check-in begins at 12 Noon)

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