Online Muslim group to stage anti-terrorism rally


Associated Press

2:01 AM CST, December 29, 2009

DEARBORN, Mich.

An online group composed mainly of Michigan Muslims plans a live rally against the man accused of trying to bring down a Detroit-bound jet on Christmas.

A Facebook group called Dearborn Area Community Members invites local Muslims and others to gather Jan. 8 at U.S. District Court in downtown Detroit. It’s scheduled to coincide with a hearing for Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, charged with trying to detonate an explosive device on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Friday.

An al-Qaida group on Monday claimed responsibility for the assault.

Dearborn attorney Majed Moughni (MAH’-jed MUK-nee) says he formed the online group a few weeks ago but the airliner incident provided a rallying point. Moughni says the Muslim community must “stand up against the terrorists and let them know we’ve had enough.”

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