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CAIR-NJ: Muslims Teens Killed By Drunk Driver

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/9/2006) – On Wednesday, May 10, the New Jersey office of Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) and Mother’s Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) will hold a press conference to call on the Morris County prosecutors to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law a drunk driver who killed two Muslim teens.

The two cousins, Mayada Jafar, 15, and Athear Jafar, 16, were both killed in April while they were walking on the sidewalk at Kinnelon Road in Kinnelon, NJ. The driver hit them head on and was later found by the police to be intoxicated.

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WHAT: News Conference calling for maximum sentencing
WHEN: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Islamic Center of Passaic County (ICPC)
152 Derrom Ave., Paterson, NJ 07504

“This is a tragic moment for the community and their families,” said CAIR-NJ President Ahmed Shehab, “Drunk driving is a concern for all us. It can claim the life of anyone, regardless of their faith. We all need to work together to fight this growing problem in our society.”

CONTACT: CAIR-NJ President Ahmed Shehab, 908-938-5990; Mohamed El Filali of ICPC at 973-278-7070, Ext.15 E-Mail:


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