(MIAMI, FL, 6/14/06) - The Florida office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL) today called for the release of an American Muslim family held since last week by Israeli authorities.
The West Palm Beach Muslim mother and her five children, ages three to 16, were detained over a visa problem from a previous trip when they went to visit relatives in the Occupied Territories. All those detained are American citizens.
"We ask State Department officials to demand the immediate release of this American family," said CAIR Florida Executive Director Altaf Ali.
CAIR, America's largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 32 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada.
CONTACT: Altaf Ali 954-298-8214 or 954-272-0490, E-Mail: Altaf@cairfl.org;
Areeb Naseer, 954-272-0489, E-Mail: Anaseer@cairfl.org