Mosques in Pennsylvania and Florida Targeted

Washington, DC: The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) reported January 2 that mosques in Pennsylvania and Florida have been targeted by vandals.
In Pennsylvania, red paint was splashed across the steps leading to the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh. SEE: Vandals Hit Islamic Center in Oakland (Post-Gazette)
CAIR’s South Florida chapter reported that shots were fired at a Miami mosque and Islamic school. (CAIR-SFL Executive Director Altaf Ali will be available for media interviews at the scene.) SEE: Police Investigate Shots Fired At Miami Mosque
CAIR is urging Muslims nationwide to review security procedures using advice contained in its "Muslim Community Safety Kit." SEE: CAIR Muslim Community Safety Kit
Hooper asked leaders of all faiths to reject religious intolerance. He noted that just Jan 2, Pat Robertson called Islam a "religion of hate." SEE: CAIR Asks Christians to Repudiate 'Hate-Filled Rhetoric'
 “We urge local, state and national law enforcement authorities to investigate possible bias motives for these incidents,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper.




Editor: Akhtar M. Faruqui
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