BREAKING: CAIR to Hold Late Night Press Conference on San Bernardino Shooting
The federal government has put a PC lid on the identities of the suspects in Wednesday’s mass shooting attack in San Bernardino, California, but that hasn’t stopped the name of one of the alleged attackers, Syed Farook, from being leaked to the media–initially via police dispatch overheard on scanners. 14 people were killed and 17 people were wounded in the attack.
The Council on American Islamic Relations announced they will be holding a press conference at the CAIR-LA office in Anaheim at 8:30 p.m. PST in conjunction with the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California.
CAIR states in its press release that a relative of one of the suspects named in the media will attend the press conference.
Text of press release posted to Facebook:
“#CAIR-LA: California Muslims to Respond to #SanBernardino Shooting, Naming of Suspect
(ANAHEIM, CA, 12/2/15) – Later tonight, the Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) and the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California will hold a news conference with leaders of the Muslim community to condemn today’s deadly shooting spree in San Bernardino, Calif., to offer condolences to the loved ones of those killed or injured and to respond to the naming of one of the suspects.
A relative of one of the suspects named by the media will take part in the news conference.
WHEN: Wednesday, December 2, 8:30 p.m. (Pacific)
WHERE: CAIR-LA Office, 2180 W. Crescent Avenue, Suite F, Anaheim, CA
CONTACT: CAIR-LA Communications Coordinator Ojaala Ahmad, 714-851-4851, 714-776-1847, [email protected]
“We condemn this horrific and revolting attack and offer our heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of all those killed or injured,” said CAIR-LA Executive Director Hussam Ayloush. “The Muslim community stands shoulder to shoulder with our fellow Americans in repudiating any twisted mindset that would claim to justify such sickening acts of violence.”
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.
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CONTACT: CAIR-LA Communications Coordinator Ojaala Ahmad, 714-776-1847, [email protected]; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, [email protected]; CAIR Communications Coordinator Nabeelah Naeem, 202-341-4171, [email protected]