(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/7/2019) – The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and its Cincinnati chapter (CAIR-Cincinnati) today offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of an armed man who vandalized a Dayton, Ohio, mosque at prayer time.
A white male was caught on video pointing a weapon at surveillance cameras and went on to smash windows at the Islamic Society of Greater Dayton’s Al-Rahman Mosque in downtown Dayton, Ohio, on Friday, Feb. 28 at about 6 a.m., the time of Islamic “fajr” prayers. One person was in the mosque at the time but was uninjured.
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CAIR-Cincinnati called on local police and the FBI to investigate the vandalism as a hate crime.
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“We hope this reward will result in actionable information for investigators and lead to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator,” said CAIR-Cincinnati Executive Director Karen Dabdoub.
She noted that CAIR has documented a significant increase in attacks on American Muslims and mosques across the country since the election of Donald Trump as president.
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CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
La misiÃ³n de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensiÃ³n del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.
CONTACT: CAIR-Cincinnati Executive Director Karen Dabdoub, 513-281-8200, email@example.com; CAIR-Cincinnati Staff Attorney Sana Hassan, 513-281-8200, firstname.lastname@example.org; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, email@example.com