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CAIR-MI to Hold Community Discussion Marking 10 Years After the FBI-Shooting of Imam Luqman

(FARMINGTON HILLS, MI, 10/23/19) – On Saturday, October 26, the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI), a chapter of the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will hold a community discussion marking  10 years since the shooting death of Imam Luqman Abdullah during an FBI-coordinated raid on October 28, 2009 in Dearborn, Mich.

WHAT: Community Discussion Marking the Shooting of Imam Luqman Abdullah

WHEN: Saturday, October 26, 6 p.m.

WHERE: The Muslim Center, 1605 W. Davison Fwy, Detroit, MI, 48238

CONTACT: CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid, dwalid@cair.com, 248-842-1418

CAIR-MI, along with a broad civil rights coalition called into question the problematic basis of the FBI investigation of the mosque that Abdullah led, the circumstances surrounding his being fatally shot 20 times and the subsequent suppression of information by multiple law enforcement entities.

CAIR-MI filed a lawsuit against the FBI claiming wrongful death and fraud relating to the fatal shooting of Abdullah.  The lawsuit was later dismissed in federal court without argumentation of facts based on a legal technicality.

SEE: CAIR-MI Seeks U.S. Supreme Court Review of Ruling in Case of Imam Shot by FBI

https://cairmichigan.org/press-release-cair-mi-seeks-u-s-supreme-court-review-of-ruling-in-case-of-imam-shot-by-fbi/

Speakers at the event will include a representative from the Abdullah family, National Action Network – MI Chapter President Reverend Charles Williams II, CAIR National Litigation Director Attorney Lena Masri and CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid.

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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