CAIR-MI Welcomes Democratic Party Resolution On Imam Shooting

CAIR-MI Welcomes Democratic Party Resolution On Imam Shooting

(SOUTHFIELD, MI, 3/17/10) – The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) today welcomed a recent resolution from the 14th Congressional Democratic Party calling for “objective scrutinty and resolution to the fatal shooting of the Cleric Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah,” which took place on October 28 of last year in Dearborn.

The 14th Congressional Democratic Party on March 13 joined House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-MI), the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners and several advocacy organizations in voicing concerns about a series of events, including the sting operation, which led to Abdullah’s fatal shooting and a warrantless entry into a mosque by the Detroit Police Department.

Advocates and community members continue to voice concerns regarding the lack of transparency in this case regarding unshared information requested through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and results of the investigation by the Dearborn Police Department relating to the shooting scene.

“We welcome the 14th Congressional Democractic Party resolution calling for objective scrutiny into the protocols and conduct of the multi-jurisdictional law enforcement task force on the day of the cleric’s death,” said CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid. “Until there is complete transparency regarding the events surrounding Abdullah’s death, community concerns will remain unsatisfied.”

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.

CONTACT: CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid, 248-842-1418, E-mail: dwalid@cair.com; CAIR-MI Staff Attorney Lena Masri, 248-390-1203, E-Mail: lmasri@cair.com

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