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CAIR-CA Asks FBI to Probe Disappearance of Muslim Doctor

CAIR-SFBA ASKS FBI TO PROBE DISAPPEARANCE OF MUSLIM DOCTOR – TOP

(SANTA CLARA, CA, 11/29/05) – The San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) today urged the FBI to investigate the recent disappearance of Dr. Zehra Attari.

An online petition drive has been launched to seek the FBI’s assistance in the case. See: http://www.petitiononline.com/thattari/

Dr. Zehra Attari, a 55-year old Indian-American pediatrician was last seen at her clinic in Oakland at 5 p.m. on Monday, November 7th. She was headed to Alameda Alliance for Health to attend a meeting, but never arrived. Her bag and keys, along with $700 in cash were left in the clinic. When her medical assistant called her cell phone at 6:05 p.m., it appeared to be turned off. She was wearing a light blue long-sleeved knit sweater with navy pants, black shoes and black glasses. She was driving a silver 2001 Honda Accord, license plate #4MUH810.

An initial $10,000 reward offered by the family last week has been matched by community donations.

Anyone who has any information, or would like to help in the search, is asked to call (408) 476-6723 or (510)557-6695. More information can be viewed at www.zehraattari.com

CONTACT: CAIR Civil Rights Coordinator, Sajidah Wahdy, 408-986-9874, E-Mail: nocal@cair.com

 

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