Tuesday, October 16, 2012

CAIR-WA to Seek 'Thorough Investigation' of Bomb Threat to Mosque
Alleged perpetrator identified immediately after threat received, but no search or arrest carried out

(SEATTLE, WA, 10/15/12) –- On Monday, October 15, the Washington state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-WA) will hold a news conference in Seattle to call for a more thorough investigation of an emailed bomb threat sent last month to a mosque in the Seattle area.

WHAT: CAIR-WA News Conference to Call for Probe of Threat Sent to Mosque in Puget Sound Area
WHEN: Monday, October 15, 11 a.m. (Pacific)
WHERE: CAIR-WA Seattle Office, 316 Maynard Avenue South, Suite 112A, Seattle, WA
CONTACT: CAIR-WA Executive Director Arsalan Bukhari, 206-367-4081, 206-931-3655, E-Mail: abukhari@cair.com
(NOTE: CAIR-WA does not have permission from mosque officials to announce the name, location or other information about the mosque.) (MORE)

CAIR: NY Groups to Seek Federal Hate Crime Probe of Assault on Muslim Cabbie
(NEW YORK, NY, 10/15/12) – On Monday, October 15, the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), and members of the New York City Muslim Community will host a press conference asking for an investigation into hate crime charges against a banker arrested in February on charges of assault, larceny and intimidation with racial slurs against a New York cab driver.
WHAT: Press Conference Seeking Federal Hate Crime Charges for Assault on Muslim Cabbie
WHEN: Monday, October 15, 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Masjid Dar-Al-Dawah, 35-13 23rd Ave, Astoria, NY 11105
WHO: Victim Mohammed Ammar, Victim's Attorney Hassan Ahmad, CAIR-NY Executive Director Muneer Awad, International Action Center National Co-Director Sara Flounders
CONTACT: CAIR-NY Executive Director Muneer Awad, 347-296-7966, E-Mail: mawad@cair.com
The Connecticut State Attorney announced plans to dismiss charges against the banker at trial on Monday in the Stamford Superior Court. CAIR-NY and allies will host a press conference after the trial to express outrage and to request a federal a hate crime investigation of the Wall Street banker.
"We believe there is ample evidence to go forward with this case and urge federal authorities to take over from state attorneys who seem unwilling to prosecute this man," said CAIR-NY Executive Director Muneer Awad. (MORE)

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