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Islamophobia: Muslim Group Asks U.S. to Probe Mosque Blazes - Reuters

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  • Zafar Khan
    Muslim Group Asks U.S. to Probe Mosque Blazes Thu Dec 9, 2004 06:51 PM ET http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=domesticNews&storyID=7045601 BOSTON
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 11, 2004
      Muslim Group Asks U.S. to Probe Mosque Blazes
      Thu Dec 9, 2004 06:51 PM ET

      http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=domesticNews&storyID=7045601

      BOSTON (Reuters) - An Islamic civil rights group on
      Thursday asked federal authorities to step in and
      investigate whether two separate fires at U.S. mosques
      this week were hate crimes.

      In a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil
      Rights Department, the Washington-based Council on
      American-Islamic Relations called on the government to
      investigate blazes at mosques in Arizona and
      Massachusetts.

      Citing local press reports, CAIR said two firefighters
      suffered burns on Tuesday when a ceiling collapsed
      during a fire at the Al Sadiq Mosque in Glendale,
      Arizona, while a "suspicious blaze" on Wednesday
      gutted the Al-Baqi Islamic Center in Springfield,
      Massachusetts.

      "Although it may be entirely coincidental that two
      mosques were burned to the ground in one week, these
      incidents follow a series of physical attacks against
      American Muslim institutions in the near past," the
      letter said.

      CAIR said violence against Arabs and Muslims -- as
      well as people presumed to be Arabs and Muslims -- has
      risen in the United States since the Sept. 11, 2001,
      attacks.

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