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Fire at NJ Mosque / NC Assault Victims Called ‘Sand N**gers,’ ‘Terrorists’

In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

BREAKING NEWS

FIRE AT NEW JERSEY MOSQUE

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/23/07) – The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) today called on law enforcement authorities to investigate a possible bias motive for a small fire at a state mosque.

The fire was discovered on Saturday, January 20, at the entrance of the National Islamic Association mosque in Newark, N.J. Worshipers arriving for early morning prayers were able to put out the fire. Mosque members told CAIR-NJ that investigators on the scene said initially that they suspected arson. When contacted by CAIR-NJ, fire officials said no cause had yet been determined.

CONTACT: CAIR-NJ Communications Director Afsheen Shamsi, 908-938-5990, E-Mail: afsheen@cair-nj.org

 

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