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CAIR-CA: Interfaith Leaders Condemn ‘JDL’ Threat Against Peace Activist

CAIR-CA: SACRAMENTO INTERFAITH LEADERS CONDEMNS THREAT AGAINST PEACE ACTIVIST

(SACRAMENTO, CA, 12/21/2006) – Sacramento Valley interfaith leaders today held a press conference in reaction to a threat against a local peace activist.

Mary Bisharat, an 80-year-old Sacramento Valley resident, reportedly received a threatening note after she wrote a letter to the Sacramento Bee criticizing Israeli policies toward the Palestinians. The note stated, “The JDL will visit you soon!”

“JDL” apparently refers to the Jewish Defense League, a group that the FBI regards as extremist and violent. Top leaders of the JDL were charged with conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism for plotting to blow up a Mosque and a congressman’s office in Southern California.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s office is currently investigating the threat.

CONTACT: CAIR-Sacramento Valley Executive Director Basim Elkarra at (916) 441-6269 or E-mail: sacval@cair.com; Interfaith Service Bureau Executive Director Rev. Dexter McNamara at (916) 448-2212 or E-mail: dexter@isbsacramento.org

 

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