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CAIR Joins Call for Hate Crime Probe of Drive-By Shooting Targeting Indiana Mosque

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/28/20) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today joined the Indiana Muslim Advocacy Network (IMAN) in calling for an investigation of a possible bias motive for a drive-by shooting targeting an Indianapolis, Ind., mosque.

An IMAN official told CAIR that two bullets were fired at Masjid-E-Noor on Sunday, May 24, (the Eid ul-Fitr holiday at the end of Ramadan), striking a window and wall of the mosque and nearly hitting a worshiper.

[MEDIA ADVISORY: IMAN is holding a news conference with the mosque this morning. It will be livestreamed at: https://www.facebook.com/IMANAssociates/

CONTACT: IMAN Executive Director Hiba Alami,  317-798-0688 or halami@imanadvocates.org ]

Earlier this month, CAIR welcomed the federal indictment on hate crime charges of a man for allegedly setting fire to the Cape Girardeau Islamic Center.

SEE: CAIR Welcomes Mosque Arsonist’s Federal Indictment for Hate Crime

CAIR has reported an unprecedented spike in bigotry targeting American Muslims, immigrants, and members of other minority groups since the election of Donald Trump as president.

The Washington-based civil rights organization is urging mosques and other Islamic institutions to take measures outlined in its “Best Practices for Mosque and Community Safety” booklet. Advice offered in CAIR’s security publication is applicable to all institutions, regardless of organizational mission.

SEE: Best Practices for Mosque and Community Safety

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, 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 National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726ihooper@cair.com

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