(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/21/16) -Â The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today reported a Facebook comment threatening a Kentucky mosque to the FBI. Responding to a post on CAIRâ€™s Facebook page profiling the Muslim community in Eastern Kentucky, a West Virginia man commented: â€œBurn this place down.â€
CAIR recently released a preliminary report on more than 70 incidents targeting American mosques and religious institutions in 2015 that showed a greater frequency of damage, destruction, vandalism, and intimidation than in any other year since CAIR started tracking such cases in 2009.
CONTACT: CAIR-Cincinnati Executive Director Karen Dabdoub, firstname.lastname@example.org, 513-281-8200;Â
CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, email@example.com