• Muslim advocacy group seeks investigation into Charlotte mosque threat

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    WASHINGTON - A Muslim advocacy organization is asking for an investigation into what it says was a bomb threat against a mosque in North Carolina.

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    The Council on American-Islamic Relations said in a news release it would like the alleged incident investigated as a hate crime.

    Police said someone called in a bomb threat to Muhammad Mosque 36 in Charlotte last Sunday.

    Communications director Ibrahim Hooper said at a time of attacks and threats targeting houses of worship, members of minority groups and national political figures, it's imperative that the bomb threat be investigated as a hate crime and the perpetrator brought to justice.

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    The Washington-based civil rights organization is urging mosques and other houses of worship and faith-based and advocacy organizations to take extra security precautions.

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