CAIR Responds to Recent Rash of Incidents Targeting Muslims Across US

December 13, 2004

Source: CAIR News Release

On December 13, 2004 CAIR News Release reported, "on Tuesday, December 14, the Arizona office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-AZ) will hold a news conference in Tucson to call for stepped-up efforts to investigate a series of incidents targeting Muslims in that state... The FBI is already investigating a fire that destroyed a Phoenix-area mosque last week. Earlier this year in Tucson, a children's health clinic with Muslim doctors received a bomb threat from a caller who said, 'Muslims suck. I'm going to blow up your building.' A Muslim family in Tucson also reported to CAIR-AZ that they were threatened in a local park by a group of people shouting racist slurs. In another incident, a Tucson Muslim's car was vandalized with graffiti stating, 'You are not welcome here. Go back home...' Other incidents targeting American Islamic institutions have taken place recently nationwide."