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CAIR-FL: Muslims to Call for Unity After Shrine Attack

(MIAMI, FL, 2/24/06) – On Sunday, February 26, the Florida office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL) will hold a “Peace Gathering” to condemn the recent attacks on a Shia Muslim shrine and on Sunni mosques in Iraq and to call for calm and religious unity. Local Sunni and Shia leaders will take part in the peace gathering.

WHEN: Sunday, February 26, 10 a.m.
WHERE: The Torch of Friendship at Bayside, Miami, FL.
CONTACT: CAIR Florida Executive Director Altaf Ali, 954-272-0490 or 954-298-8214, E-Mail:

“The horrific attack on the Askariya shrine is an attempt to provoke civil unrest in Iraq,” said CAIR Florida Executive Director Altaf Ali. “Muslims worldwide should denounce these acts of violence and call for calm.”

CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 32 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. 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.

CONTACT: Altaf Ali 954-298-8214 or 954-272-0490, E-Mail:


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