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Video: CAIR-FL Press Conference on Church Vandalism


(TAMPA, FL, 6/27/07) – On June 26, the Tampa chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Tampa) held a news conference at a local church targeted by vandals. According to church officials, the vandals wrote “Traitors Support Terrorist” on a wall of the church. The church is known for its support of the local Muslim community on civil rights issues.

Video of the press conference:

The church’s pastor thanked CAIR for speaking out against the vandalism, saying during the news conference, “Sometimes I feel that Muslims understand the message of Jesus better than we do.”

SEE: Florida Christian Church Attacked for Supporting Muslims (WFLA NBC)

SEE ALSO: Christian Church Target of Hate Crime (WFTS ABC)

CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 33 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-Tampa Director Ahmed Bedier, Tel: 813-731-9506 or 813-514-1414, Email:


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