CAIR Offers Reward for Info on Threats Targeting Jewish Community Centers Nationwide

CAIR logo(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/20/17) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who threatened to bomb at least 10 Jewish community centers around the nation on the President's Day holiday.

CAIR said the threats targeted community centers in Birmingham, Cleveland, Chicago, St. Paul, Tampa, Albuquerque, Houston, Milwaukee, Nashville, and Buffalo. Today’s threats were latest in a series of bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers nationwide in the last two months.

SEE: Series of Bomb Threats Targets Jewish Community Centers

“It is the duty of American Muslims to offer support to the Jewish community and any minority group targeted in the recent spike in hate crimes nationwide,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad. “We hope this reward will aid in the swift apprehension and prosecution of the perpetrators.”

He noted the “tremendous level of support” offered to American Muslims by the Jewish community whenever Muslims have been targeted by hate in recent months.

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CAIR Urges Stepped-Up Protection for Alabama Mosques Following Email Threats

chapter logos alabama(BIRMINGHAM, AL, 2/19/17) – The Alabama chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Alabama) today called for stepped-up police protection for the state’s Muslim community following emailed threats received by the Birmingham Islamic Society and Huntsville Islamic Center.

Both organizations reported the threats to local law enforcement, the Department of Justice office in North Alabama and the FBI. 

CAIR-Alabama said the emails, with the subject line "YOUR ONE WARNING, stated in part, (grammatical and spelling errors maintained) ". . .MUZLIMS MEXICANS BLACKS WE WILL HUNTED NATION WIDE UNTIL ARE ARE DEAD OR GONE. . .PLAN TO RUN OR DIE, THIS IS A KINDNESS THAT WE GIVE YOU ALL WARNING, TAKE IT AND GO .”

The Washington-based Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization believes the emailed threats may be part of a mass mailing to mosques nationwide and is urging Islamic institutions to report any such threats to local police and to CAIR at: www.cair.com/report

“We are coordinating with law enforcement authorities to reach out to Muslim community leaders to ensure additional safety measures at this time of increased anti-Muslim bigotry nationwide,” said CAIR-Alabama Executive Director Khaula Hadeed. 

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CAIR Calls on Feds to Probe Call to Violence Against U.S. Muslims at N.C. Meeting of Hate Groups

CAIR logo(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/18/17) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today urged state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate an alleged call to violence against American Muslims during a meeting of hate groups in North Carolina.

According to media reports, a “consortium of tea partiers, patriot groups and other conservative activists” met Thursday at a restaurant in Kernersville, N.C., to hear a presentation on “a supposed Muslim plot to conquer the United States.” 

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The presentation on the “Islamization of America” included “frequent interruptions about supposed Muslim treachery paired with testimonials about preparedness for violent confrontation and even expressions of readiness to kill Muslims.”

One meeting participant allegedly asked the presenter for recommendations about how to stop “Islamization,” then added, “Because my only recommendation is to start killing the hell out them.” That same person allegedly stated: “I’m ready to start taking people out.” He replied, “Shed some blood, too,” in response to the presenter’s call to “shed some light” on the issue.

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CAIR Calls on Feds to Probe Call to Violence Against U.S. Muslims at N.C. Meeting of Hate Groups

CAIR logo(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/18/17) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today urged state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate an alleged call to violence against American Muslims during a meeting of hate groups in North Carolina.

According to media reports, a “consortium of tea partiers, patriot groups and other conservative activists” met Thursday at a restaurant in Kernersville, N.C., to hear a presentation on “a supposed Muslim plot to conquer the United States.” 

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The presentation on the “Islamization of America” included “frequent interruptions about supposed Muslim treachery paired with testimonials about preparedness for violent confrontation and even expressions of readiness to kill Muslims.”

One meeting participant allegedly asked the presenter for recommendations about how to stop “Islamization,” then added, “Because my only recommendation is to start killing the hell out them.” That same person allegedly stated: “I’m ready to start taking people out.” He replied, “Shed some blood, too,” in response to the presenter’s call to “shed some light” on the issue.

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