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TX, VA Muslims Lose 16 Relatives in Jordan Blasts

TX, VA Muslims Lose 16 Relatives in Jordan Blasts

(WASHINGTON D.C., 11/10/05) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) reported today that Muslim families in Texas and Virginia lost at least 16 relatives in yesterday’s terror attacks in Jordan.

Nader Akhras, who moved to the United States from Jordan ten years ago, told CAIR’s Dallas/Fort-Worth office (CAIR-DFW) that cousins and other relatives were attending a family wedding at a hotel in Amman when the blasts occurred.

The family will hold a news conference this afternoon during which Akhras will be available for comment. The family will also receive condolences at 8 p.m. this evening at the Dar Al-Iman Mosque in Arlington, Texas.

WHAT: Press Conference Regarding Deaths of Arlington Muslim’s Relatives in Jordan bombings
WHEN: Thursday, November 10, 4 p.m. (Central)
WHERE: CAIR-DFW office, 3010 LBJ Freeway, Suite 100, Dallas, TX

WHAT: Condolence Service
WHEN: Thursday, November 10, 8 p.m. (Central)
WHERE: Dar Al-Iman Mosque, 5511 Mansfield Rd. Arlington, TX 76017

Media will be allowed to attend the condolence service at the mosque. The Akhras family will be available for interviews at this time.

CONTACT: Saffia Meek, (972) 241-7233, E-Mail:

In Virginia, the Abu Hwail and Al Alamy families will receive condolences at the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center beginning tonight and tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. (Eastern) The center’s address is 3159 Row Street in Falls Church, Va.

CONTACT: Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726, E-Mail:


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