(DALLAS, TEXAS, 8/23/16) â€“ The Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-DFW) today welcomed the arrest of a man who allegedly threatened to decapitate congregants at a mosque in Watauga, Texas.
In a statement, CAIR-DFW Executive Director Alia Salem said:
â€œAny individual or group seeking to harm or instill fear in a community must be held accountable by law enforcement authorities. We welcome the arrest of this suspect and hope that other like-minded individuals may be deterred from acting similarly knowing this behavior is criminal and not to be taken lightly.â€
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The individual arrested was taken into custody Saturday afternoon after turning himself in.
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.
La misiÃ³n de CAIR es mejorar la comprensiÃ³n del Islam, fomentar el diÃ¡logo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensiÃ³n mutua.
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CONTACT: CAIR-DFW Executive Director Alia Saem, 817-538-8269, E-Mail: email@example.com