—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
JAMAICA, New York (December 10, 2009) – In a press release issued today, the Islamic Circle of North America offered its full support to federal law enforcement in the investigation of five American Muslims detained in Pakistan yesterday.
“Five American Muslims were taken into custody in Pakistan yesterday. The facts surrounding the detainment have not been fully disclosed, and numerous statements from law enforcement officials indicate that the investigation is still in its preliminary stages.”
“Extremism has no place in Islam, and ICNA works tirelessly to oppose extremist and violent ideology. We stand beside local and federal law enforcement and hope that this matter is resolved very soon.”
The Islamic Circle of North America is a leading American Muslim organization dedicated to the betterment of society through the application of Islamic values. Since 1968, ICNA has worked to build relations between communities by devoting itself to education, outreach, social services and relief efforts.
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