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Good News: Missing Muslim UCLA Student Found


Ahmad Arain, the UCLA college student missing
since July 23rd, was found last Sunday night in Tijuana, Mexico. Though
fatigued and having lost ‘substantial’ weight, he is in good health and
spirit. He is currently recuperating at his family’s home.

According to his family, he had suffered a ‘mental breakdown’ and does not
know how he ended up in Mexico. Apparently he had been living on the
streets for weeks when a Mexican family took him in. He later was able to
contact his family vie email after going to an internet café.

SEE: “Missing UCLA Student Found”,1,3012436.story

The Council on American-Islamic Relations – Southern California (CAIR-LA)
and the Arain family would like to thank everyone who prayed and helped in
the search for Ahmad as well as all the media for bringing attention to his

Ahmad Arain, 20 years old, boarded an MTA bus from Anaheim, California at
the Disneyland bus stop on July 23rd at 8:30 a.m. He was on his way to an
appointment with an academic counselor at UCLA who confirmed that Ahmad
never showed up.

The FBI had placed him on the national network of Missing Persons. An
official case was also filed with the UCLA Police Department (Case No:

Volunteers prayed and searched for Ahmad in Los Angeles and Orange County.
A special night of prayer for Ahmad’s safe return was held last week at the
Islamic Society of Orange County in Garden Grove.


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