PRESS RELEASE: Muslim Group Welcomes News of bin Laden’s Defeat

(CHICAGO, 5/2/11) – The Council on American-Islamic Relation’s Chicago office (CAIR-Chicago) welcomed the announcement of the elimination of Osama bin Laden as a threat to America and the world. CAIR-Chicago is holding a press conference along with other Chicago area Muslim leaders to share reactions to this momentous event.

PRESS CONFERENCE on Monday, May 2, 2011
Where: Downtown Islamic Center, 231 S. State St, 3rd floor, Chicago, IL 60604
When: 2pm

“We are relieved that justice has not been denied even if it has been delayed,” said Ahmed Rehab, CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director. “This goes to show that the way to fight terror is through good intelligence, and surgical operations, and not military surges abroad, or the choking of civil liberties at home.”

“We are relieved that the person who caused so much pain and suffering to so many innocent people, and who caused so much misunderstanding of Islam, is gone,” said CAIR-Chicago Communications Coordinator Amina Sharif.”


Ahmed Rehab, Executive Director, CAIR-Chicago, 202-870-0166, E-mail
Amina Sharif, Communications Coordinator, CAIR-Chicago, 312-212-1520, 630-935-5562, E-mail

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CAIR-Chicago is a chapter of America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.