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U.S. Muslims To React To Alleged Airline Terror Plot

In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

-MEDIA ADVISORY –

U.S. MUSLIMS TO REACT TO ALLEGED AIRLINE TERROR PLOT

(WASHINGTON, DC, 8/10/06) – On Thursday, August 10, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will hold a noon news conference in Washington, D.C., to offer the Muslim community’s reaction to an alleged plot to blow up passenger planes between Britain and the United States.

British officials say 21 people have been arrested after a months-long investigation. American authorities reacted to the arrests by raising the threat level for air transport to “red.”

WHAT: CAIR to React to Alleged UK/US Airline Terror Plot
WHEN: Thursday, August 10, Noon
WHERE: CAIR’s Capitol Hill Headquarters, 453 New Jersey Avenue S.E., Washington, D.C.
CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726, E-Mail: ihooper@cair-net.org

“The American Muslim community supports efforts to ensure the safety and security of the traveling public,” said CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad. “We once again urge law enforcement authorities and elected officials to caution against stereotyping entire religious or ethnic groups based on the alleged actions of individuals.”

CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 32 offices, chapters and affiliates 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.

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CAIR
Council on American-Islamic Relations
453 New Jersey Avenue, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20003
Tel: 202-488-8787, 202-744-7726
Fax: 202-488-0833
E-mail: cair@cair-net.org
URL: http://www.cair-net.org

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