Muslim Group Seeks Gov. Bush’s Help

AP, Aug. 25, 2002,1282,-1970371,00.html

MIAMI (AP) – A Muslim group on Sunday asked Gov. Jeb Bush to provide leadership in the investigation of a doctor suspected of plotting to blow up dozens of mosques and an Islamic education center.

Altaf Ali, executive director of the state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, also asked that the state provide security at mosques until the threat of more attacks has passed.

“We are really concerned about the safety of our children and the individuals that attend the mosques in Florida,” Ali said.

Robert J. Goldstein, 37, was arrested Friday and charged with possession of a non-registered destructive device and attempting to use an explosive to damage and destroy Islamic centers. He was being held without bail Sunday.

Ali said Bush should publicly condemn the plot and be more involved in the investigation. The Muslim organization is trying to arrange a meeting with the president, he said.

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