Source: AZ Central
On May 27, 2004 AZ Central reported, "Getting people to see her as an American Muslim has become a full-time job for Deedra Abboud. It has become her career. She is the executive director of the Arizona chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a national organization with its headquarters in Washington, D.C. The job is most difficult on days like Wednesday, when the U.S. attorney general warns of terror attacks and asks Americans to be on the lookout for suspicious individuals who may be working for the al-Qaida terror network. Abboud's CAIR organization took out an ad in the Los Angeles Times Wednesday stating, among other things: 'American Muslims condemn all acts of terrorism and are as outraged as their fellow Americans by atrocities committed in the name of God and their faith.'The organization's Web site posted an online petition condemning terrorism that it says has been signed by more than 500,000 Muslims."