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CAIR Offers Reward for Info on Baylor U Assault

In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CAIR OFFERS REWARD FOR INFO ON BAYLOR U ASSAULT
$5,000 offered for arrest and conviction of perpetrator

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/7/2006) – A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator of a recent assault on a female Muslim student at Baylor University in Texas.

The Dallas-Fort Worth office of the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-DFW) made that announcement at a news conference held this morning in Waco, Texas, to call for increased efforts to promote racial and religious tolerance following the Saturday night assault.

In that incident, a Baylor University senior of South Asian heritage says she was attacked while walking through the university’s campus. The perpetrator of the attack reportedly used racist and anti-Muslim slurs, which prompted the FBI to get involved in the investigation.

SEE: Muslim BU Student: Need for Greater Tolerance is Crucial
http://www.wacotrib.com/news/content/news/stories/2006/04/07/04072006wacislamicbaylor.html

“We ask anyone with information about this case to come forward and help bring the perpetrator to justice,” said CAIR-DFW Board Member Mustafaa Carroll. He said the identity of the informant may be kept confidential.

Carroll also thanked Baylor University officials and law enforcement authorities for their support.

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.

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CONTACT: Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726, E-Mail: ihooper@cair-net.org; Rabiah Ahmed, 202-488-8787 or 202-439-1441, E-Mail: rahmed@cair-net.org

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CAIR
Council on American-Islamic Relations
453 New Jersey Avenue, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20003
Tel: 202-488-8787, 202-744-7726
Fax: 202-488-0833
E-mail: cair@cair-net.org
URL: http://www.cair-net.org

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