(WASHINGTON, DC, 4/28/2006) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today asked the FBI to investigate a possible bias motive for shots being fired into a Maryland mosque.
Local and state law enforcement authorities say shots were fired Thursday into the Islamic Center of Delmarva in Salisbury, Md. One person was reportedly inside the building at the time of the shooting but was not injured. Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to call (410) 548-1776.
SEE:Shots Fired Into Salisbury Islamic Center (WBOC-TV)
Yesterday, CAIR announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators of an apparent bias crime against a Muslim family in Georgia. The family’s van was torched and “Killers Go Home!” was spray-painted on a wall of their home.
CAIR will soon release its annual report on the status of American Muslim civil rights.
The Washington-based group is urging Muslim individuals and institutions nationwide to review security procedures using advice contained in CAIR’s “Muslim Community Safety Kit.” That kit may be obtained free of charge by e-mailing:
firstname.lastname@example.org (Include name, address and phone number when requesting the safety kit.)
CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 32 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. 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.
CONTACT: CAIR Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726, E-Mail: email@example.com; CAIR Communications Coordinator Rabiah Ahmed, 202-488-8787 or 202-439-1441, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org