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CAIR Offers Reward for Info on Break-In at Maryland Mosque

CAIR National logo(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/6/2017) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who broke into a Maryland mosque.

Surveillance video shows an individual going through drawers and other items in the office of the Islamic Center of Maryland (ICM) in Gaithersburg, Md., on Saturday evening. Nothing was taken from the center.

“We hope this reward will help lead to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator and perhaps uncover a motive for the break-in,” said CAIR Maryland Outreach Manager Dr. Zainab Chaudry. “We urge local law enforcement authorities to conduct a swift and thorough investigation.”

The Washington-based Muslim civil rights group is asking Muslim community members to report any similar incidents to police and to CAIR’s Civil Rights Department at 202-742-6420 or by filing a report at:

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy 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.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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CONTACT: Contact: CAIR Maryland Outreach Manager Dr. Zainab Chaudry,, 410-971-6062; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,  

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