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CAIR: Man Accused of Threatening San Diego Muslim Civil Rights Group to Appear in Court

Man Charged with Threatening Local Muslim Group(SAN DIEGO, CA, 8/4/15) – On Tuesday, August 4, a man arrested, for threatening the San Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Diego) will appear in court for a readiness conference.

John David Weissinger, the 53-year-old suspect, was arrested, and let out on bail on charges of making a criminal threat and possessing, buying or selling an illegal large-capacity ammunition magazine. Weissinger was released on $50,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday for his readiness or settlement conference.

WHAT: Readiness Conference for Man accused of Threatening Muslim Civil Rights Group

WHEN: Tuesday, August 4, 8:30 a.m.

WHERE: Central Courthouse (Department 31), 220 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101

CONTACT: CAIR-San Diego Executive Director Hanif Mohebi, 858-774-9991,

SEE:  Man Charged with Threatening Local Muslim Group

SEE: Threats to Islamic Group Leads To Arrest (U-T San Diego)

Video: Man Arrested for Threat to CAIR-San Diego

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.

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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,

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