(WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/27/2009) — A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today called for “swift justice” in the attempted bombing Friday of a Northwest Airlines flight arriving in Detroit.
Dawud Walid, executive director of the Michigan chapter of the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) told the Detroit Free Press that he was grateful the alleged bomber did not succeed in his attack.
A Nigerian man has been charged with attempting to destroy the plane after he allegedly tried to detonate a bomb as it was arriving in Detroit from Amsterdam.
SEE: Local Nigerian Muslims Condemn Attack (Detroit Free Press)
“Swift justice for the alleged perpetrator is the best way to deter future attacks,” said Walid. “We also need to know why the warnings of the alleged bomber’s father were not acted on to possibly prevent this incident from occurring.”
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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