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CAIR Asks FBI to Probe Nazi Vandalism of Idaho Mosque

CAIR ASKS FBI TO PROBE NAZI VANDALISM OF IDAHO MOSQUE

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/10/07) – A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today called on the FBI to investigate vandalism at an Idaho mosque as a possible hate crime.

The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said stickers bearing Nazi swastikas were recently plastered on the Islamic Center of Boise.

“Americans of all faiths should be concerned whenever a house of worship is targeted by hate,” said CAIR Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper. “We call on the FBI to add its resources to those of local law enforcement authorities so that the perpetrators of this apparent act of religious intimidation may be brought to justice.”

Hooper said there have been a number of similar incidents of vandalism targeting mosques nationwide.

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 National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726, E-Mail: ihooper@cair.com

 

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