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CAIR, Howard Co. Police to Join Family of Rabiah Ahmad, Community Leaders Seeking Public’s Help in Securing Justice for Murdered Pregnant Maryland Muslim Woman

(BALTIMORE, MD, 8/27/2020) — On Friday, August 28, the Maryland office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will partner with the Howard County Police Department to hold a news conference with community leaders and the family of Rabiah Ahmad to ask for the public’s help in getting justice after the murder of the pregnant Muslim woman and her baby.  

SEE: CAIR Offers $5K Reward for Info in Murder of Pregnant Md. Muslim Woman on Eid Holiday 

WHAT: CAIR, Howard County Police Dept. to Hold News Conference with Family of Rabiah Ahmad, Community Leaders Seeking Public’s Help in Getting Justice for Pregnant Murdered Muslim Woman 

WHEN: Friday August 28, 10:30 a.m. ET  

WHERE: Howard County Police Department, 3410 Court House Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043 

CONTACT: CAIR Office in Maryland Director Zainab Chaudry, zchaudry@cair.com, 410-971-6062 

Rabiah Ahmad died after being shot on July 31st. She was 28 weeks pregnant at the time. Doctors delivered the baby, named Ahja, who also died five days later. Despite a cumulative reward of $20,000, police have not identified any suspects and are urging citizens to report any activity or information connected to the case.  

FOR BACKGROUND, SEE:  

Pregnant woman dies, baby girl in critical condition after shooting into Columbia home, Howard County police say 

https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/howard/columbia/cng-ho-cf-columbia-shooting-20200801-lkikqwst7zg3zmjro5amtmgitq-story.html

Howard County police, Muslim group offer $5,000 rewards for information about fatal shooting of pregnant woman 

https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/howard/cng-ho-cair-pregnant-death-20200803-hvgx2t732fb7vkdw764ow43h44-story.html

Pregnant woman killed in Columbia, Maryland; baby in critical condition 

https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/01/us/pregnant-woman-killed-columbia-maryland/index.html

CAIR Condemns Murder of Pregnant Maryland Muslim, Urges Community Members to Provide Info to Police 

CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims. 

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos. 

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CONTACT: CAIR Office in Maryland Director Zainab Chaudry, zchaudry@cair.com, 410-971-6062; CAIR Media and Public Relations Intern Yasmeen Elkoshairi, mdintern@cair.com, 240-708-0061 

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