CAIR-OH REACTS TO NEW THREATS AGAINST MOSQUE DAMAGED BY BOMBS
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/18/06) – The Ohio office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Ohio) held a news conference today outside a Cincinnati mosque that has received two new threats after being damaged by explosions in December of last year.
The Islamic Association of Cincinnati received one phone threat Monday afternoon, and before midnight, men in a car that drove through the mosque parking lot allegedly shouted that they were “going to bomb this place.”
CAIR says vandalism or other possible bias-related incidents have been reported recently at mosques around the nation. 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: email@example.com
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.
CONTACT: CAIR-Cincinnati Director Karen Dabdoub, 513-604-4444, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org