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CAIR: Incendiary Device Explodes Outside Florida Mosque

CAIR: Incendiary Device Explodes Outside Florida Mosque

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/11/10) –- The Council on American-Islamic
Relations (CAIR) reported today that an incendiary device exploded
Monday evening outside a Jacksonville, Fla., mosque.

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According to a fire department investigator and officials of the
Islamic Center of Northeast Florida, worshipers heard a loud noise
outside the mosque as preparations were being made for the evening
(isha) prayer at about 9:35 p.m. A fire extinguisher was used to put
out the blaze caused by the explosion. No injuries were reported.

Local fire investigators have been joined on the scene by
representatives of the state fire marshal, ATF and FBI. The incident
is being investigated as a possible hate crime.

SEE: Possible Hate Crime at Jacksonville Mosque (WOKV)

[NOTE: Mosque officials report that an unknown white man in his 40s
entered the same facility during prayer time on April 4 of this year
shouting, "Stop this blaspheming." When the person was chased away by
worshippers, he reportedly told them, "I will be back."]

"A possible bias-motivated attack on a house of worship should be of
great concern to Americans of all faiths, and particularly to our
nation's religious and political leaders," said CAIR National
Executive Director Nihad Awad. "Those who shape public opinion must
begin to speak out against the rising level of anti-Muslim sentiment
in our society."

Last week, CAIR called on national Republican leaders to repudiate
Islamophobic campaign advertisements for a Florida GOP congressional

SEE: CAIR Asks GOP to Repudiate Racist, Anti-Muslim Ads

Last month, CAIR reported that a Muslim university professor was
appointed to the Jacksonville, Fla., Human Rights Commission despite a
prolonged smear campaign by the anti-Islam hate group ACT! for
America, whose leader says Muslims should not be allowed to hold
public office.

SEE: Muslim Appointed to Fla. Commission Despite Smears

CAIR is urging American Muslim individuals and institutions to review
advice on security procedures contained in its "Muslim Community
Safety Kit."

SEE: Muslim Community Safety Kit

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy
organization. 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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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper,
202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726, E-Mail:; CAIR
Communications Coordinator Amina Rubin, 202-488-8787, 202-341-4171,


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