"The results of the investigation speak for themselves," said Jawad F. George, chairman of the Council of Presidents of Arab American Organizations. ''There still has been no arrest."
George said that details of the reward program, which will be paid by the Faruqi Memorial Fund, were incomplete but would be announced in Philadelphia next week.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson was among an international group of guests who paid tribute to the life, studies and contributions of the Faruqis.
"We do not know yet who murdered them, but in some sense we know what murdered them . . . a painful, sick spirit," Jackson said. He added while
recalling the Biblical story of Cain and Abel: "How often have we seen one group violate another?"
"We must fight for human rights between groups, between nations and within our family," Jackson continued. "We should measure terror and terrorism by one yardstick. We should measure human rights by one yardstick."
Abdullah Omar Nasseef, who is secretary general of the Muslim World League, which is based in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, said the world is small but violent.
"We can see society suffering from the kind of aggression and violence that nobody is safe from," Nasseef said. "This wave of violence does not distinguish between innocent people and otherwise. . . . The killers of Dr. Faruqi and his wife, although they may not be punished in this life, there is another life where they will be punished justly."
Other speakers, who represented several Islamic organizations, were joined in the memorial program by scholars who were colleagues of the Faruqis.