OHIO MUSLIMS REACT TO EXPLOSION AT CINCINNATI MOSQUE



In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


OHIO MUSLIMS REACT TO EXPLOSION AT CINCINNATI MOSQUE


(WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/21/2005) - Later this morning, the Ohio office of
the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Ohio) will hold a news
conference outside a Cincinnati mosque damaged by an explosion late
Tuesday.

WHAT: Ohio Muslims React to Explosion at Cincinnati Mosque
WHEN: Wednesday, December 21, 11 a.m.
WHERE: Islamic Association of Cincinnati, 3668 Clifton Avenue,
Cincinnati, Ohio
CONTACT: CAIR-Cincinnati Director Karen Dabdoub, 513-604-4444, E-Mail:
karen@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

The FBI and local authorities are investigating one or more explosions
that damaged the Islamic Association of Cincinnati, also known as the
"Clifton Mosque." No injuries were reported.

SEE: "Mosque Door Damaged by Explosion"

CAIR said vandalism or other possible bias-related incidents have been
reported recently at mosques in Pennsylvania, Florida, Texas, Nebraska,
California, and New York. The Washington-based group is urging Muslim
institutions nationwide to review security procedures using advice
contained in CAIR's "Muslim Community Safety Kit." (See excerpts from
the kit below.)

The safety kit may be obtained free of charge online or by e-mailing:
pubs@xxxxxxxxxxxx (Include name, address and phone number when
requesting the safety kit.)

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