FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MI Muslims To Hold Press Conference Regarding Elimination of bin Laden (SOUTHFIELD, MI, 5/2/2011) – The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) today welcomes the elimination of Osama bin Laden as a threat to America and the world. [MEDIA ADVISORY: The CAIR-MI news conference along with the Council of Islamic Organizations of Michigan (CIOM) on Monday, May 2nd will offer the Michigan Muslim community’s reaction to Osama bin Laden’s death. The news conference will take place at 9:30 a.m. in CAIR-MI’s office, 21700 Northwestern Highway, Suite 815, Southfield, MI. CONTACT: CAIR Executive Director Dawud Walid, 248-842-1418, E-Mail: email@example.com] In a statement issued following President Obama’s announcement of bin Laden’s death, CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid said, "We welcome the announcement that Osama bin Laden has been eliminated as a threat to our nation and the world through the actions of our military personnel. In addition to the killing of thousands of Americans, he and Al Qaeda caused the deaths of countless Muslims worldwide. We also welcome President Obama’s clear statement tonight that the United States is not at war with Islam.” CAIR coordinated one of the first joint American Muslim statements condemning the 9/11 terror attacks, issued just hours after they occurred. To read about CAIR’s anti-terror initiatives, go to: http://www.cair.com/AmericanMuslims/AntiTerrorism.aspx 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. - END - CONTACT: CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid, 248-842-1418, firstname.lastname@example.org.