March 7, 2018, Los Angeles
The newly appointed Turkish Consul General, Mr. Can Oguz, invited leaders of the Muslims community to his residence, the Arikan House, for an evening of networking and relationship building. Mr. Oguz spoke to his guests about his aspirations to see the Muslim community work together as one Ummah and help fight against discrimination and Islamaphobia. Mr. Oguz offered his services to help foster collaboration between the So Cal Turkish community and the greater Muslim community. The Turkish Consulate General has held such a networking event for the last 3 years and Mr. Oguz was so very kind to continue this tradition.
SMC Executive Council Members, Asghar Rizvi and MehdiReza Hirji, represented SMC and met Mr. Oguz briefly to discuss the mission and work of the Shia Muslim Council. Among the Muslim organizations present included CAIR, Islamic Shura Council, Muslim American Society (MAS), Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) and various Islamic Centers.
Pictured above, Mr. Can Oguz, Turkish Consul General, addressing this guests about Muslim Unity.
Pictured above from left to right, Asghar Rizvi (SMC), Hussam Ayloush (CAIR Executive Director) and MehdiReza Hirji (SMC)
Pictured above from left to right, Waqas Syed (Shura Council & ICNA), Asghar Rizvi (SMC), Dr. Ahmed Soboh (Shura Council Chairman), Mr. Can Oguz, Turkish Consul General, MehdiReza Hirji (SMC), and Owaiz Daddabhoy (Shura Council & Uplift Charity)