In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Mercciful
– MEDIA ADVISORY –
US MUSLIMS REACT TO MIAMI TERROR ARRESTS
(WASHINGTON, DC, 6/23/06) – On June 23, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will hold a news conference in Miami to offer the Muslim community’s reaction to the recent arrest of seven individuals in that city who were allegedly planning to carry out terror attacks nationwide. CAIR’s news conference will be held immediately following a briefing by government officials.
WHAT: CAIR News Conference Reacting to Miami Terror Arrests
WHEN: Friday, June 23, NOON (or immediately following the government’s news
WHERE: U.S. District Court (James Lawrence King Building) 99 NE 4th Street, Miami, FL (Outside on the steps of the Courthouse)
CONTACT: Ahmed Bedier (CAIR) 813-731-9506; Areeb Naseer (CAIR-FL), 619-301-9091
CAIR National Board Chairman Parvez Ahmed said: “The American Muslim community is extremely concerned about these disturbing reports. We stand with local and national law enforcement authorities in seeking to keep our nation safe and secure.”
Ahmed added that CAIR is urging police departments nationwide to step up patrols near mosques and other Islamic Institutions to help prevent any possible backlash resulting from these arrests.
CAIR, America’s largest Islamic 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.