CAIR to Hold News Conference with Texas Muslim Teen Detained Over Clock

ahmedmohamednasa (DALLAS, TEXAS, 9/16/15)Later today, the North Texas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-DFW) will hold a news conference outside the home of the 14-year-old Muslim boy detained yesterday after a high school teacher falsely concluded that a homemade clock he brought to class might be a bomb.

The school’s principal and police officers questioned the Muslim teenager, searched his belongings and marched him out of the school in handcuffs.

Video: CAIR Meeting with Officials About Texas Muslim Teen Detained Over Clock

Video: CAIR Disputes Arrest of Texas Muslim Student Who Brought Clock Mistaken for Bomb to School

CAIR: Family Adjusting to Ahmed Mohamed's Sudden Fame As Police Announce No Charges for Clock Deemed 'Hoax Bomb'

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/community-news/northwest-dallas-county/headlines/20150915-family-adjusting-to-ahmed-mohamed-s-sudden-fame-as-police-announce-no-charges-for-clock-deemed-hoax-bomb.ece   

WHAT: CAIR News Conference with Muslim Teen Detained Over Clock

WHEN: Wednesday, September 16, 4 p.m.

WHERE: Home of Ahmed Mohamed, 2625 Castle Street, Irving, Texas

CONTACT: CAIR-DFW Executive Director Alia Salem, 469-554-0786, 817-538-8269, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CAIR-DFW is working with the family and officials, and says the incident is symptomatic of growing Islamophobia in American society.

In a tweet, President Obama invited the Muslim teen to bring his clock to the White House.

 SEE: President Obama’s Tweet

Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA), chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, today issued a statement decrying the detention of the teenager.

SEE: Rep. Judy Chu Decries Prejudiced Arrest of 14 Year Old Muslim Boy

Support for the teenager is trending at #IStandWithAhmed.

The Washington-based Muslim civil rights organization today also released a compilation of recent anti-Islam incidents in Texas.

CAIR Islamophobia Monitor: Recent Anti-Islam Incidents in Texas

http://www.islamophobia.org/15-reports/172-recent-anti-islam-incidents-in-texas.html     

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.

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CONTACT: CAIR-DFW Executive Director Alia Salem, 469-554-0786, 817-538-8269, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; CAIR Communications Coordinator Nabeelah Naeem, 202-488-8787, 202-341-4171, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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