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CAIR Seeks Motive in Shooting Death of Texas Muslim

CAIR-logo(DALLAS, TEXAS, 3/5/15) – The North Texas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-DFW) today called on law enforcement authorities to address community concerns about what motivated the alleged killers of a 36-year-old Muslim who was shot Thursday while taking pictures of the snow. 

A report on social media indicates that the victim, Ahmed Al-Jumaili, was with his wife – who wears an Islamic head scarf (hijab) – when the shots were fired at the couple. Police say witnesses saw two men heading in opposite directions walk by and then come back and shoot Al-Jumaili. A bias motive has not been ruled out. 

“Because of recent incidents targeting American Muslims, including the murder of three young Muslims in North Carolina, we urge law enforcement authorities to address community concerns about a motive in this case,†said CAIR-DFW Executive Director Alia Salem. 

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. 

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CONTACT: CAIR-DFW Executive Director Alia Salem, 469-554-0786, 817-538-8269,; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,

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