Shots Fired Into Maryland Mosque
CAIR asks FBI to investigate possible bias motive
(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
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
FBI Asked to Look Into Vandalism at Muslim Home as
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.
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