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CAIR Condemns 2nd Wave of Threats Targeting Jewish Elementary School, Institution in Maryland

CAIR logo(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/28/17) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned a second wave of hoax bomb threats targeting an Owings Mills, Md., Jewish Community Center and to a Jewish elementary school in Annapolis, Md.

SEE:  JCC in Owings Mills, Jewish school in Annapolis targeted with bomb threats

“An attack on one faith is an attack on all faiths. We strongly condemn these threats targeting Jewish institutions – including an elementary school – in Maryland,” said CAIR Maryland Outreach Manager Dr. Zainab Chaudry. “We urge law enforcement authorities to work swiftly to bring the perpetrators to justice. Those behind the threats should understand that they will not succeed in their agenda to promote fear.” 

Earlier this month, the Jewish Center on Park Heights Avenue in Baltimore received two hoax bomb threats.

SEE: CAIR Offers Reward for Info on Threats Targeting Jewish Community Centers Nationwide

VIDEO: CAIR Shows Solidarity with Jewish Community Following Bomb Threats (MSNBC)

In the last week two Jewish cemeteries have been desecrated in Missouri and Pennsylvania by vandals who overturned dozens of headstones. In a gesture of solidarity, American Muslims raised over $120,000 to help repair the damage.

SEE: ”˜Stand together against this bigotry’: Another Jewish cemetery vandalized and again Muslims reach out to help

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. 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.

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CONTACT: CAIR Maryland Outreach Manager Dr. Zainab Chaudry, 410-971-6062zchaudry@cair.com

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