Dr. Basheer Ahmed, president and the IQRA board has organized a press conference at Southern Methodist University, Dallas to announce the shia sunni sectarian harmony project. This was attended by shia sunni leadership and Prof. Halprin, Chairman of Department of Human Rights of SMU. This event was covered and published by Dallas Morning News on June 28.
Dr. Basheer Ahmed attended Muslim Democratic Caucus meeting at the Texas Democratic State Convention at Dallas Convention Center. His article on “The Dark Ages of Europe were not the Dark Ages of the World” appeared in the Muslim Democratic Caucus brochure which was distributed at the event.
Dr. Basheer Ahmed has organized a dinner at his home for the imams and community leaders of shia sunni sects to discuss the steps we need to take to develop harmonious relationship within Muslim community. The meeting was a great success and it was recommended that a press release and a shia sunni iftar dinner should be organized in Ramadan.