New York Islamic Leadership Council will announce effort to assist families of victims
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/14/16) â€“ On Monday, August 15, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nationâ€™s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will join a community news conference about the shooting deaths Saturday of a New York imam (religious leader) and his associate to announce a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator.
[MEDIA NOTE: Mondayâ€™s news conference will be livestreamed on CAIRâ€™s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CAIRNational/ ]
Police have released a sketch of the suspect and video surveillance of the shootings.
CAIR will participate in the community news conference in conjunction with New Yorkâ€™s Majlis Ashura (Islamic Leadership Council), which will announce an effort to assist the families of the victims.
WHAT: CAIR to Announce Reward for Info on Shootings of NY Imam, Associate
WHEN: Monday, August 15, 1:45 p.m.
WHERE: News Conference and Funeral Prayers at Grant Avenue Municipal Parking Field, 581 Grant Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11208
â€œWe hope the offer of a reward will lead to the arrest and conviction of the individual who perpetrated this heinous crime,â€ said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad, who will take part in Mondayâ€™s news conference. â€œOnce an arrest is made, we expect that the motive of the shooter can be determined.â€
Last night, CAIRâ€™s New York chapter held a news conference to offer the communityâ€™s reaction to the killings.
The Washington-based Muslim civil rights group is asking Muslim community members to report any bias incidents to police and to CAIR's Civil Rights Department at 202-742-6420 or by filing a report at: http://www.cair.com/report
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.
La misiÃ³n de CAIR es mejorar la comprensiÃ³n del Islam, fomentar el diÃ¡logo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensiÃ³n mutua.
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