CAIR Calls for Muslims to Support Islamic Jihad Prof

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Radical Islamic front group CAIR is calling for all US Muslims to write letters in support of Islamic Jihad kingpin Sami Al-Arian: U.S. Muslims Asked to Write in Support of FL Prof On Hunger Strike.

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Council on American- Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on American Muslims and other people of conscience to write letters in support of Dr. Sami Al-Arian, a former Florida professor currently on a hunger strike in federal detention to protest his treatment by U.S. authorities.

Family members report that Al-Arian collapsed on the 23rd day of his fast and has been moved from Virginia to a medical facility in North Carolina.

CAIR asked that letters urging Al-Arian’s release be sent to Judge Gerald Lee of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and President Bush.

Al-Arian began his hunger strike more than three weeks ago after being given a sentence of up to 18 months for refusing to testify before a grand jury in Virginia. His attorneys say an earlier plea agreement freed him from further cooperation with the government. Supporters say the government’s actions amount to a form of harassment.

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