Civil rights organization asks local, federal law enforcement authorities to investigate
(HOUSTON, TEXAS, 11/18/14) â€“ The Houston office of the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on local and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate a phone threat received by that civil rights and advocacy organization.
The obscenity-laced threat was received late last night on the CAIR-Houston answering machine and contained direct references to the office address and to Muslims being â€œexterminated from this land.â€
Audio: Caller Threatens CAIR-Houston Office (Warning, Explicit Content)
CAIR-Houston also received similar threats on its Facebook page and reported those to law enforcement.
CAIR recently reported a number of apparent hate attacks on Islamic institutions in the United States, including shots fired at a California mosque and an firebomb attack on a mosque in New Mexico.
SEE: CAIR-LA Calls for FBI Probe of Shots Fired at California Mosque
The Muslim civil rights groupâ€™s San Diego chapter also asked the FBI to investigateÂ a threatening letter with an unknown substanceÂ sent to a local Mosque.
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
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CONTACT: CAIR-Houston Communications Coordinator Ruth Nasrullah, 713-838-2247 (office), 713-585-6314 (cell), email: email@example.com; CAIR-Houston Executive Director Mustafaa Carroll, 713-838-2247 (office), 832-549-1042 (cell), email firstname.lastname@example.orgâ€‹