CAIR Repudiates 'American Al-Qaida' Video Threats

May 30, 2007, 01:00 ET from Council on American Islamic Relations

    WASHINGTON, May 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-
 Islamic Relations (CAIR) today repudiated threats made in a video by an
 American member of al-Qaida warning of further attacks on the United
 States.
     In that video, Adam Yehiye Gadahn (also known as Azzam al-Amriki)
 warned that unless America ends all involvement in the Muslim world the
 United States would face an attack worse than that of 9/11.
     In its statement, CAIR said:
     "We repudiate these and all other threats of violence against our
 nation and condemn al-Qaida's misuse of our faith to promote attacks on
 civilians in America or anywhere in the world."
     CAIR has in the past repudiated the al-Qaida worldview, launched an
 online petition drive called "Not in the Name of Islam," initiated a
 television public service announcement campaign of that same name, and
 coordinated a "fatwa," or Islamic religious ruling, against terrorism and
 religious extremism.
     SEE: CAIR: U.S. Muslims Repudiate Al-Qaida Rhetoric, Worldview
     http://www.cair.com/default.asp?Page=articleView&id=2271&theType=NR
 
     SEE: CAIR Launches 'Not in the Name of Islam' Petition Drive
     http://www.cair.com/default.asp?Page=articleView&id=1071&theType=NR
 
     SEE: CAIR Anti-Terror PSA
     http://cair.com/video/psa.ram
 
     SEE: CAIR Backs Fatwa Against Terror
     http://www.cair.com/default.asp?Page=articleView&id=1675&theType=NR
     CAIR, America's largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 33 offices
 and chapters nationwide and in Canada. 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.
     CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper,
 +1-202-488-8787 or +1-202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com; CAIR Communications
 Coordinator, Rabiah Ahmed, +1-202-488-8787 or +1-202-439-1441,
 rahmed@cair.com; CAIR Communications Coordinator, Amina Rubin,
 +1-202-488-8787, arubin@cair.com, all of Council on American Islamic
 Relations
 
 

SOURCE Council on American Islamic Relations
    WASHINGTON, May 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-
 Islamic Relations (CAIR) today repudiated threats made in a video by an
 American member of al-Qaida warning of further attacks on the United
 States.
     In that video, Adam Yehiye Gadahn (also known as Azzam al-Amriki)
 warned that unless America ends all involvement in the Muslim world the
 United States would face an attack worse than that of 9/11.
     In its statement, CAIR said:
     "We repudiate these and all other threats of violence against our
 nation and condemn al-Qaida's misuse of our faith to promote attacks on
 civilians in America or anywhere in the world."
     CAIR has in the past repudiated the al-Qaida worldview, launched an
 online petition drive called "Not in the Name of Islam," initiated a
 television public service announcement campaign of that same name, and
 coordinated a "fatwa," or Islamic religious ruling, against terrorism and
 religious extremism.
     SEE: CAIR: U.S. Muslims Repudiate Al-Qaida Rhetoric, Worldview
     http://www.cair.com/default.asp?Page=articleView&id=2271&theType=NR
 
     SEE: CAIR Launches 'Not in the Name of Islam' Petition Drive
     http://www.cair.com/default.asp?Page=articleView&id=1071&theType=NR
 
     SEE: CAIR Anti-Terror PSA
     http://cair.com/video/psa.ram
 
     SEE: CAIR Backs Fatwa Against Terror
     http://www.cair.com/default.asp?Page=articleView&id=1675&theType=NR
     CAIR, America's largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 33 offices
 and chapters nationwide and in Canada. 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.
     CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper,
 +1-202-488-8787 or +1-202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com; CAIR Communications
 Coordinator, Rabiah Ahmed, +1-202-488-8787 or +1-202-439-1441,
 rahmed@cair.com; CAIR Communications Coordinator, Amina Rubin,
 +1-202-488-8787, arubin@cair.com, all of Council on American Islamic
 Relations
 
 SOURCE Council on American Islamic Relations