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CAIR: Security Boosted For Texas Muslim Event Following Online Threats

CAIR- Texas also received a hate call today.

"We have asked state and federal law enforcement authorities to ensure that Texas Muslims may participate in political activities without fear of attack or intimidation, and they have agreed to boost security for Muslim Capitol Day participants," said Mustafaa Carroll, executive director of CAIR- Texas's Houston chapter. "We appreciate their swift and professional response to the apparent threats."

Carroll noted that in 2011, CAIR called on the FBI to investigate threats of violence targeting mosques posted on Bare Naked Islam. Articles and comments posted on the hate blog urged attacks on and desecration of American and European mosques.

Video: Blog Threats Target Virginia Mosque (CAIR) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qXNT-JG5hw CAIR Asks FBI to Probe Internet Threats to Mosques http://tinyurl.com/ch5sa97

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.

Become a Fan of CAIR on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/CAIRNationalSubscribe to CAIR's E-Mail List http://tinyurl.com/cairsubscribeSubscribe to CAIR's Twitter Feed http://twitter.com/cairnationalSubscribe to CAIR's YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/cairtv

CONTACT: Mustafaa Carroll, executive director of CAIR- Texas's Houston chapter, 832-549-1042, E-Mail: mcarroll@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, E-Mail: ihooper@cair.com

SOURCE Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

Copyright 2011 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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