(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 6/30/2016) â€“ Later today, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) will hold a news conference to call on the Minneapolis Police Department and the FBI to investigate a possible bias motive for a Wednesday shooting in which the attacker allegedly made disparaging remarks about Muslims before opening fire.
The Muslim victims, who were dressed in Islamic attire, were reportedly attacked as they headed to a mosque to perform nightly Ramadan prayers. Two of the Muslim men targeted by the shooter were treated at a local hospital and then released. The incident is not currently being investigated as a hate crime.
WHAT: Press Conference Calling for Hate Crime Probe of Shooting
WHERE: CAIR Minnesota, 2021 East Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55413
WHEN: Thursday, June 30, 4:30 p.m.
CONTACT: CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein, 612-406-0070, firstname.lastname@example.org
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties 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-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein, 612-406-0070; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726