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CAIR-Minnesota to Hold News Conference Responding to Muslim Cemetery Attacks, Offering Reward for Info  

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 10/22/21) – On Monday, October 25, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Minnesota) will hold a news conference with faith leaders in Farmington, Minn., to respond to repeated attacks against the Muslim Cemetery in Castle Rock Township. [Pronouncer: Al Magfirah – “AL-MAGFEERA”] 

At the news conference, CAIR-MN will also announce a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators. 

WHAT: CAIR-Minnesota News Conference Responding to Multiple Attacks on Muslim Cemetery and Offering Reward for Information Leading to Arrest and Conviction 

WHEN: Monday October 25, 12:30 p.m. 

WHERE: Al Magfirah Cemetery, 1120 220th St W, Farmington, MN  55024  

WHO: Al Magfirah Representative, Interfaith Leaders 

CONTACT: CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein,612-406-0070, jhussein@cair.com  

LIVESTREAMhttps://www.facebook.com/CAIR.Minnesota/ 

BACKGROUND:  

SEE: CAIR-Minnesota Calls on FBI to Probe Bias Motive for Apparent Arson Attempt at Minnesota Muslim Cemetery   

Someone smelled a gas leak in the early morning of Oct. 5. Members from the community found more than 30 tires strategically placed inside the building and a large gas pipe was cut inside the facility, possibly seeking an explosion and subsequent fire.    

VIEW PHOTOS: https://www.cair.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/cemetery.png 

This was the second time the Muslim cemetery was attacked. In August 2017, the cemetery was vandalized with destruction of property.   

SEE: Islamic cemetery vandalized in rural Dakota Co.   

https://www.mprnews.org/amp/story/2017/08/01/islamic-cemetery-in-suburban-minneapolis-vandalized

The cemetery also faced opposition and had to mount a legal challenge against the township to allow construction.   

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CONTACT: CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein,612-406-0070, jhussein@cair.com  

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