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CAIR-CT Files Bias Complaint Against Circuit City


(NEW LONDON, CT, 10/26/04) – The Connecticut office of the Council of
American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CT) today announced that it has filed a
discrimination complaint against Circuit City with the Massachusetts
Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) on behalf of a Muslim customer who
says he was falsely accused of making a bomb threat.

The Muslim customer, who is of Pakistani origin and lives in Middleboro,
alleges that employees of a Circuit City store in Taunton, Mass., made the
false accusations to the FBI after he complained about customer service
when he attempted to return a computer purchased at the store earlier this

On Oct 18, an FBI agent visited the Muslim customer and notified him that
Circuit City had filed a complaint against him alleging that he said he
“was going to put a bomb in the computer” and that he would “be back so
they better watch out.” The customer says no such exchange took place and
believes he was targeted by store employees because of his Muslim name.

CAIR-CT has called the Circuit City headquarters in Virginia, but has not
yet received a response.

CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, is headquartered in
Washington, D.C., and has 29 regional offices and chapters nationwide and
in Canada.

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CONTACT: CAIR-CT, Badr Malik, 860-995-6628, 860-575-4400


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