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FL Muslims to Air Anti-Terror TV Ads on 9/11 Weekend

(TAMPA, FL, 9/7/05) The Florida office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL) announced today that it will air anti-terror television commercials in the Tampa area on the anniversary weekend of the 9/11 terror attacks.

The commercial, which was originally produced by CAIR as a public service announcement, will air 105 times during prime time between September 8 and 11 on the following cable stations: CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, CNN HeadlineNews, BayNews9, FOX Sports Net, The Weather Channel, Travel Channel, Food Network, Bravo, The Golf Channel, and Lifetime.

“As we mark the fourth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks this weekend, American Muslims wish to reiterate their rejection of terrorism and religious extremism,” said CAIR-Central Florida Director Ahmed Bedier.

CAIR’s 30-second commercial features American Muslims stating: “We often hear claims Muslims don’t condemn terrorism and that Islam condones violence. As Muslims, we want to state clearly that those who commit acts of terror in the name of Islam are betraying the teachings of the Quran and the Prophet Muhammad. We reject anyone f any faith – who commits such brutal acts and will not allow our faith to be hijacked by criminals. Islam is not about hatred and violence. It’s about peace and justice

To view the commercial, go to: http://www.cairfl.org/video/psa.wmv

CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 31 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada.

CONTACT: Ahmed Bedier, 813-731-9506, E-Mail: abedier@cair-florida.org; Altaf Ali, 954-298-8214, altaf@cairfl.org

 

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