Tuesday, September 1, 2009

CAIR Asks For Probe Of Bias Motive In Maine Mosque Shooting

The Council on American-Islamic Relations today called on state and national law enforcement authorities in Maine to investigate a possible bias motive in a shooting incident outside a Portland mosque that left one person seriously injured.

Police say the victim, a 25-year-old Muslim of Somali heritage, had been participating in nightly Ramadan prayers at the mosque on Monday when the shooting occurred. Two suspects fled the scene of the shooting. No motive has been established, but a police official told CAIR that authorities are exploring “all avenues.”

“Given recent incidents targeting Muslims or those perceived to be Muslim nationwide, it would only be prudent to investigate a possible bias motive in this case,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper.

Yesterday, CAIR called for state and federal hate crime charges against two men who allegedly called a California assault victim “Taliban” and “terrorist” during an attack there. And last week, CAIR issued a similar call for civil rights charges after an apparent bias-motivated attack on Muslims in New York. The FBI now says it is monitoring that case.

CAIR also recently reported that anti-Iranian graffiti was scrawled inside a Muslim-owned store in Philadelphia that was ransacked by vandals.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

"'Given recent incidents targeting Muslims or those perceived to be Muslim nationwide, it would only be prudent to investigate a possible bias motive in this case,' said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper."

Exactly how many "incidents" targeting Muslims have there been in the oh, past year? Past two years?

Let's see: there was the murder of the woman in NY. Her husband beheaded her.. oh wait.. he was a Muslim who beheaded his Muslim wife.

Well, there was the father who murdered his daughter who came home for support after leaving her abusive husband who was "picked" for her in an arranged marriage. Oh wait, the Dad was Muslim and killed his Muslim daughter.

Okay, well, how about those two teenage girls in Dallas who were murdered in cold blood in the back seat of a taxi and.. no.. wait.. it was Dad who killed the two girls- all Muslim. Hrrmm...

CAIR should worry more about the misbehaviors of their own than trying to create "victims" where there are none.

LD McLellan

Allen TX said...

Unfortunately CAIR is not care about behavior of Moslem in none Moslem land they have just watch for none Moslem behavior if CAIR organization had shored of decency
They would raise them voice for killing of so many Moslem in Islamic land, bout the claim they just canceling the Moslem in none Moslem land I think the need first to cline them own house and tell the Moslem honor killing is wrong as so many case id happening in Europe and united state and Canada we have strong law I am sure police will find them If there has been a crime committed no need to CAIR tell police what they have to do

Anonymous said...

well said LD, if there were so many recent incidents... the main stream media would be streaming...