(PHOENIX, AZ, 12/14/04) – The Arizona office of the Council on
American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-AZ) today offered a $1000 reward for
information about a series of incidents targeting Muslims in that state.
Earlier this week, a truck parked in front of a Muslim family’s home in
Tucson had its window smashed. The same family reports that bullets
narrowly-missed hitting family members eating dinner in their home in October.
The FBI is already investigating a fire that destroyed a Phoenix-area
mosque last week. Earlier this year in Tucson, a children’s health clinic
with Muslim doctors received a bomb threat from a caller who said, “Muslims
suck. I’m going to blow up your building.” A Muslim family in Tucson also
reported to CAIR-AZ that they were threatened in a local park by a group of
people shouting racist slurs. In another incident, a Tucson Muslim’s car
was vandalized with graffiti stating, “You are not welcome here. Go back
home you stupid f****rs.”
The reward will be given to anyone offering information that leads to the
arrest and conviction of the perpetrators in any of these cases.
CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, is headquartered in
Washington, D.C., and has 30 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada.
Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue,
protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions
that promote justice and mutual understanding.
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CONTACT: CAIR-AZ Executive Director Deedra Abboud, 602-790-9319, E-Mail: email@example.com;
Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Rabiah Ahmed, 202-488-8787 or 202-439-1441, E-Mail: email@example.com