(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 10/30/21) – On Sunday, October 31st, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Minnesota) will join interfaith community groups in clean-up efforts in Farmington, Minn., to respond to repeated attacks against the Muslim Cemetery in Castle Rock Township. [Pronounced: Al Magfirah – “AL-MAGFEERA”]
Interfaith leaders and community members will come and help clean up the cemetery which has been vandalized and targeted with a failed arson that caused over $150K in damages. In a news conference, community groups offered $10K in reward for information that leads to arrest.
WHAT: CAIR-Minnesota and Al Mafirah cemetery hold clean up day at the Cemetery
WHEN: Sunday October 31st, 2:00 p.m – 4:00 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, email@example.com
Community Can still support the Cemetery by going on to the LaunchGood Campaign
SEE: CAIR-MN announces reward for information on Muslim cemetery vandalism
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 in an effort to cause an explosion and fire.
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.
The cemetery also faced opposition and had to mount a legal challenge against the township to allow construction.
CAIR’s mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.