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    CROSS-BURNERS SENTENCED Two Maryland juveniles who burned a cross at Dar-us-Salaam Mosque and al-Huda School in College Park this past July were sentenced on
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      CROSS-BURNERS SENTENCED

      Two Maryland juveniles who burned a cross at Dar-us-Salaam Mosque and
      al-Huda School in College Park this past July were sentenced on
      Monday, November 24th by Judge Wallace of the Prince George's County
      Juvenile Courts. CAIR-Maryland Executive Director Seyed Rizwan
      Mowlana addressed Judge Wallace describing the impact this incident
      had on the community.

      At the request of Imam Safi Khan and the administration of the
      school, CAIR-Maryland asked the judge to allocate most of the
      community service hours mandated on the juveniles towards working
      with the Muslim community.

      The two juveniles showed remorse and apologized to the Muslim
      community during their sentencing.

      The juveniles were sentenced to probation, 100 hours of community
      service (the majority of which will be supervised by CAIR-Maryland),
      victims awareness training, anger management training, and writing a
      letter of apology to the Muslim community of College Park. The
      juvenile's parents were ordered to meet with the Muslim community to
      learn more about Islam.

      Judge Wallace called this act an "embarrassment" to Americans and
      made it very clear to the perpetrators that any violation of their
      probation will result in jail time.

      In a statement, CAIR-Maryland said: "We would like to take this
      opportunity to thank the FBI and the Prince George's County Police
      Department and Fire Department for their good work and cooperation in
      response to the Muslim community. We would also like to thank the
      members of our coalition, ACLU of Maryland, NAACP-Maryland,
      Progressive Maryland, CASA of Maryland, SMART (Sikh Mediawatch and
      Resource Taskforce), the Episcopalian Church of College Park, and
      County Councilman Tom Hendershot for their support and show of
      solidarity."

      CONTACT: CAIR-Maryland, Rizwan Mowlana, 301.672.9355 or 301.986.1900

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