The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)–a group founded by members of the Muslim Brotherhood and designated as a terrorist organization in the UAE–is concerned that damage to a Manassas, VA mosque’s air conditioning unit is a result of a possible anti-Muslim “bias motive,” the group said in two separate press releases from its national branch this week.
One statement came before and one a day after the slaughter of four Marines in Chattanooga, Tennessee, by Kuwaiti-born Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez.
CAIR, which claims to be an advocacy group for American Muslims, has taken a deep-dive into the investigation, dedicated national resources towards finding out the possible motives behind the purported vandalism to the Virginia mosque’s air conditioning unit.
CAIR warned that the purported vandalism to an air conditioning unit was a sign that security needs to be stepped up for Friday’s Eid ul-Fitr prayers, which commemorates the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
CAIR’s 2nd press release on the air conditioning unit mystery read:
CAIR is urging mosques and Muslim community leaders nationwide to step up security for Friday’s end-of Ramadan Eid ul-Fitr (EED-al-FITTER) (“feast of fast breaking”) holiday prayers by requesting a local law enforcement presence in the vicinity of any public prayers or holiday gatherings.
CAIR’s Communications Director, Ibrahim Hooper, said Tuesday after the first incident of alleged vandalism against the air conditioning line: “Because of the effort required to sever the air conditioning lines, the history of previous incidents targeting the mosque and the rise in anti-Muslim incidents nationwide, we believe it is essential that law enforcement authorities investigate a possible bias motive for this vandalism.”
CAIR has alleged that the Manassas, VA mosque has been targeted by evil-doers who shout slurs such as, “Go back home.”