(MIAMI, FL, 5/2/07) – The executive director of the South Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFL) said today that he has received a death threat, apparently from the same person who threatened Muslims in the Detroit area.

Altaf Ali said the letter, which contained the same violent pro-Israel and Islamophobic rhetoric and imagery sent to CAIR’s Michigan office, stated in part: “Altaf Ali – is a walking Dead Man.”

Ali met today with a local FBI official about the threat.

SEE: Letter Threatens to ‘Terminate’ Detroit Muslims (CAIR-MI) http://cair.com/default.asp?Page=articleView&id=2717&theType=NR

SEE ALSO: Islamic Council Receives Death Threat (Detroit Free Press)

Letter sent to Southfield Group Threatens to ‘Terminate All Muslims’ (Detroit News)

CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 32 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

CONTACT: CAIR-SFL Executive Director Altaf Ali, 954-298-8214, E-Mail: altaf@cair-florida.org; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726, E-Mail: ihooper@cair.com; CAIR Communications Coordinator Rabiah Ahmed, 202-488-8787 or 202-439-1441, E-Mail: rahmed@cair.com; CAIR Communications Coordinator Amina Rubin, 202-488-8787, E-Mail: arubin@cair.com


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