(SOUTHFIELD, MI, 6/6/11) –- The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) today welcomed the return of an 11-year-old American-born girl trapped in the war-torn city of Daraa, Syria.
Sara Alouh was staying in the home of her Syrian grandparents, which was reportedly damaged in recent shelling by the Syrian military. On May 16, CAIR-MI held a news conference with the girl's family and Rep. Hansen Clarke (D-MI) seeking Syrian and U.S. government assistance in the evacuation of Sara.
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"We welcome the safe return of Sara," said CAIR-MI Staff Attorney Lena Masri. "We wish to extend our sincerest appreciation to the U.S. Embassy, Representative Kildee, and Representative Clarke for their diligent efforts in securing her safe return."
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. 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-MI Staff Attorney Lena Masri, 248-390-9784, E-Mail: email@example.com