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CAIR Repudiates ‘American Al-Qaida’ Video Threats

CAIR REPUDIATES ‘AMERICAN AL-QAIDA’ VIDEO THREATS

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/30/07) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today repudiated threats made in a video by an American member of al-Qaida warning of further attacks on the United States.

In that video, Adam Yehiye Gadahn (also known as Azzam al-Amriki) warned that unless America ends all involvement in the Muslim world the United States would face an attack worse than that of 9/11.

In its statement, CAIR said:

“We repudiate these and all other threats of violence against our nation and condemn al-Qaida’s misuse of our faith to promote attacks on civilians in America or anywhere in the world.”

CAIR has in the past repudiated the al-Qaida worldview, launched an online petition drive called “Not in the Name of Islam,” initiated a television public service announcement campaign of that same name, and coordinated a “fatwa,” or Islamic religious ruling, against terrorism and religious extremism.

SEE: CAIR: U.S. Muslims Repudiate Al-Qaeda Rhetoric, Worldview

SEE: CAIR Launches ‘Not in the Name of Islam’ Petition Drive

SEE: CAIR Anti-Terror PSA

SEE: CAIR Backs Fatwa Against Terror

CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 33 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 National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726, E-Mail: ihooper@cair.com; CAIR Communications Coordinator Rabiah Ahmed, 202-488-8787 or 202-439-1441, E-Mail: rahmed@cair.com; CAIR Communications Coordinator Amina Rubin, 202-488-8787, E-Mail: arubin@cair.com

 

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