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CAIR-Florida Thanks Broward County Sheriff's Office for Swift Arrest on Pompano Mosque Bomb Threat

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(Miami, FL, 6/28/17) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations-Florida (CAIR-Florida), the state's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization today expressed their gratitude to the Broward Sheriff's Office and their investigative personnel for their prompt actions leading to the arrest of the man responsible for making a bomb threat to the Islamic Center of South Florida in Pompano Beach.
Last Thursday afternoon, 38-year-old Shawkat Mzayek called the Islamic Center threatening to bomb the mosque and harm those inside it. Broward County Sheriff Deputies immediately responded to the threat and evacuated the center for safety reasons. The bomb squad checked the building and there were no harmful devices found, allowing worshipers to re-enter the building safely to break their fast.
 
SEE: Man Accused of Making Bomb Threat to Pompano Beach Islamic Center Appears in Court


CAIR-Florida is asking American Muslims and Islamic institutions statewide to take extra security precautions and is offering Muslim community leaders free copies of its brochure, "Know Your Rights to Worship Freely & Safely: Mosque, Personal, & Home Safety Guide."

A hard copy of the brochure may be requested through CAIR-Florida's website at:http://www.cairflorida.org

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.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.
 
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CAIR-Florida's Communications Director, Wilfredo A. Ruiz, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 305.502.6749