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CAIR-CA Asks FBI to Probe Bogus Mosque Mail

(ANAHEIM, CA, 7/7/05) – The Southern California office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) has called on the FBI to investigate letters sent to people across the United States that appear to come from a local Islamic center, but in fact originate from unknown parties in another part of the state. According to Sajid Mahmud, acting president for the Islamic Center of Northridge –
Tampa Mosque, several returned envelopes were received at the center on Friday. The envelopes contained materials that would lead recipients to believe that Islam does not support friendly relations with people of other faiths. Mosque officials said that no one known to them sent out the letters. “The person or group of people who sent these bogus letters is obviously trying to divide Americans along religious lines,” said CAIR-LA Communications Director Sabiha Khan. She called on Islamic centers and
Muslim organizations in California and around the nation to report similar returned letters they may receive to CAIR-LA and to local law enforcement authorities.

CONTACT: CAIR-LA, Sabiha Khan, 714-776-1847 or 714-390-0334, E-Mail: socal@cair.com

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