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Anti-Muslim Slurs Shouted During Detroit Assault

In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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ANTI-MUSLIM SLURS SHOUTED DURING DETROIT ASSAULT
Authorities asked to probe attack as possible hate crime

(SOUTHFIELD, MI, 11/28/06) – On Tuesday, November 28, the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) will hold a news conference to call on local and national law enforcement authorities to investigate an assault on a Detroit Muslim as a possible hate crime.

The 51-year-old victim, who is of Egyptian heritage, was allegedly dragged from his home on Monday evening and beaten by some 10 white people shouting anti-Muslim slurs. The slurs reportedly included: “You’re a f**king Arab,” “You’re a f**king Muslim,” “You’re not an American,” and “Go back to where you came from.” The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of injuries suffered in the attack.

WHAT: CAIR-MI News Conference Calling for Hate Crime Probe of Assault
WHERE: 6361 Piedmont Street, Detroit, MI (in front of the victim’s home)
WHEN: Tuesday, November 28, 4 p.m.
CONTACT: CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid, 248-842-1418, E-Mail: director@cairmichigan.org

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.

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ADDITIONAL CONTACTS: 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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Washington, D.C. 20003
Tel: 202-488-8787, 202-744-7726
Fax: 202-488-0833
E-mail: info@cair.com
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