Published on Aug 15, 2012
(ST. LOUIS, MO, 8/14/12) --- On Wednesday, August 15, the St. Louis chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-St. Louis) will take part in an news conference with interfaith and civil rights leaders designed to show support for the congregation of the Islamic Society of Joplin, which was destroyed by a suspicious fire earlier this month.
WHAT: News Conference in Support of Burned Missouri Mosque
WHEN: August 15, 11 a.m. (Central)
WHERE: Dar Al Salam Masjid, 517 Wiedman Road, Ballwin MO 63011
CONTACT: CAIR-St. Louis Executive Director Faizan Syed, 636-207-8882, 314-330-2946, E-Mail: email@example.com
A number of Muslim institutions nationwide have recently been targeted by hate attacks.
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CAIR has offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators of the mosque fire and of an earlier attempted arson at the same house of worship.
Video: CAIR Asks for Community's Help in Finding Mosque Arsonist
Video: CAIR Co-Sponsors Interfaith Iftar for Burned Mosque
Video: CAIR Voices Support for Burned Missouri Mosque
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Speakers will include CAIR-St. Louis Executive Director Faizan Syed, representatives of the interfaith community and speakers from prominent civil rights partners.
Sponsoring groups include CAIR, the ACLU of Eastern Missouri, the Anti-Defamation League of St. Louis, Missouri Immigration Refugee Advocates, and the Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis.
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-St. Louis Executive Director Faizan Syed, 636-207-8882, 314-330-2946, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, E-Mail: email@example.com