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CAIR-Minnesota Seeks Community’s Help in Locating Two Missing Muslim Teens

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 10/14/18) — The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today seeks assistance from the public in locating two female Muslim teenagers missing since early Saturday morning.

According to their families, Bushra Abdi, 19 (5’10”), and Zeynab (Hafsa) Abdalla, 19 (5’9”), from Shakopee, Minn., left their respective workplaces during a break and later called 911 for help. The Shakopee Police Department is leading the investigation into the teens’ disappearance.

Anyone having information about the missing teens is asked to call the Shakopee Police Department at (952) 233-9400.

“We are asking anyone who has any information relating to the whereabouts of these young women to please call the Shakopee Police Department,” said CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein.



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.


CONTACT: CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein, 612-206-3360,; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,


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