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School bus burns outside virginia mosque { April 6 2003 }

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School Bus Burns Outside Virginia Mosque

Sunday, April 06 2003 @ 04:58 AM GMT

"Fire investigators say they found a container of gasoline at the site and another container some 200 feet away under a tree .."

WASHINGTON, D.C., (CAIR) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on the FBI to assist in the investigation of a fire that destroyed a school bus outside a Northern Virginia Islamic center.

Officials with the Fairfax County Fire Department and representatives of Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Va., tell the Washington-based Islamic civil rights and advocacy group that a fire broke out in one of the center's school buses at about 10 a.m. this morning.

Fire investigators say they found a container of gasoline at the site and another container some 200 feet away under a tree.

"This investigation must continue until we find out who is responsible," said Dar Al-Hijrah Administrative Director Samir Abo-Issa. Abo-Issa also called for increased police protection in the area of the Islamic center.

CAIR is America's largest Islamic civil liberties group, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., and 16 regional offices nationwide and in Canada. It recently distributed a "Community Safety Kit" to help protect Muslims in North America. SEE:

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