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CAIR Offers Reward for Info on OH Mosque Bombings

CAIR Offers Reward for Info on OH Mosque Bombings

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/21/2005) – 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 a double bombing late yesterday that damaged an Ohio mosque.

The FBI and local authorities are investigating two explosions that damaged the Islamic Association of Cincinnati, also known as the “Clifton Mosque.” No injuries were reported.

SEE: “Two Explosions Reported at Ohio Mosque”
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=1428576

CAIR’s Ohio office held a news conference this morning inside the mosque with local and national law enforcement authorities, interfaith leaders and elected officials.

Vandalism or other possible bias-related incidents have been reported recently at mosques in Pennsylvania, Florida, Texas, Nebraska, California, and New York. The Washington-based group is urging Muslim institutions nationwide to review security procedures using advice contained in CAIR’s “Muslim Community Safety Kit.” (See excerpts from the kit below.)

The safety kit may be obtained free of charge by e-mailing: pubs@cair-net.org (Include name, address and phone number when requesting the safety kit.) It may also be ordered at: https://www.cair-net.org/comersus/store/comersus_viewItem.asp?idProduct=1021

CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 31 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.

To read CAIR’s Mission, Vision Statement and Core Principles, go to: http://www.cair-net.org/default.asp?Page=About

CONTACT: CAIR-OH President, Ahmad Al-Akhras, 614-989-5916, E-Mail: ahmad@cair-ohio.com; CAIR-Cincinnati Director Karen Dabdoub, 513-604-4444, E-Mail: karen@cair-ohio.com; 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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