CAIR OFFERS REWARD FOR INFO ABOUT ATTACK ON GA MUSLIMS
$5,000 offered for arrest and conviction of perpetrators
(ATLANTA, GA, 4/27/2006) – The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators of an apparent bias crime against a Muslim family in that state.
On April 8, vandals torched the Douglasville, Ga., family’s van and spray-painted “Killers Go Home!” on a wall of their home. Local law enforcement authorities tell CAIR there is “evidence to suggest a racial or religious motive.” Investigators say they are waiting for the results of laboratory tests on debris from the burned van. Yesterday, CAIR’S national office called on the FBI to join the investigation.
SEE: Spray Painted Hate Message (CBS 46)
SEE ALSO: FBI Asked to Probe Attack on Georgia Muslim Family
“A reward can often bring forward information from community members that may otherwise go unreported,” said Yusuf Burke, director of CAIR’s Georgia chapter.
Burke said CAIR will soon release its annual report on the status of American Muslim civil rights.
CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 32 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. 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.
NOTE: CAIR offers an e-mail list designed to be a journalist’s window to the American Muslim community. To subscribe to ISLAM-INFONET, go to: http://cair.biglist.com/islam-infonet/
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