CAIR-CA: Fund Established for Family of Murdered Muslim

CAIR-CA: Fund Established for Family of Murdered Muslim


The Council on American-Islamic Relations, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (CAIR-SFBA), is urging the community to donate to Alia Ansari’s Memorial Fund, established a day after she was gunned down in Fremont.

The fund has been set up for the husband and six children that Ansari left behind.

SEE: Shooting Stuns Community

On Friday, October 20, the CAIR-SFBA staff attended the vigil held for Ansari, and visited the family at their home near Glenmoor Drive. The family is understandably grieving Ansari’s death, with their primary concern being her children, who are aged 2-13.

To donate to a fund for the Ansari children, checks can be made to the “Ansari Family” at Washington Mutual, account No. 3091558830, and at Fremont Bank, account No. 55041477.

We call on you to donate generously to Ansari’s Memorial Fund, and support the family in their time of need. We also request you remember Alia Ansari and the family in your prayers.

Funeral Prayer on Friday, 10/27/06
Memorial Service on Saturday, 10/28/06

The Ansari family is holding a public funeral service for Alia Ansari on Friday.

SEE: Family of Slain Afghan Mother Plans Service in Fremont Park

WHAT: Funeral Prayer for Alia Ansari
WHEN: 2:30 p.m., Friday, October 27, 2006
WHERE: Lake Elizabeth on Paseo Padre Parkway (between 2,000 – 10,000 people expected)

The funeral prayer will be preceded by the Friday prayer. Following the service, Alia Ansari’s body will be flown to Afghanistan, where she will be buried.

Memorial Service

The Centerville Presbyterian Church is holding a Memorial Service for Alia Ansari, on Saturday.

SEE: Church to hold service for slain Muslim woman

WHAT: Memorial Service for Alia Ansari
WHEN: 11 a.m., Saturday, October 28, 2006
WHERE: Gymnasium, Centerville, Presbyterian Church (capacity: 500 guests)

CAIR-SFBA encourages you to express your support and show solidarity for the Ansari family by attending both services.

“To God we belong, and to Him is our return” – The Holy Quran, Chapter 2, Verse 156

CONTACT: CAIR-SFBA, E-mail:, Tel: 408-986-9874