CAIR Reps Attend Interfaith Service for Kansas Shooting Victims

CAIR-KS-Brownback(WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/17/12) -- Two representatives of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today attended an interfaith service for the three people killed on Sunday at Jewish community sites in Kansas. The CAIR officials also participated in a candle-lighting ceremony by representatives of different faiths and community organizations.

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Following the deadly shootings, CAIR issued a statement of solidarity with the Jewish community.

Video: American Muslims, Sikhs Express Solidarity with Jewish Community After Kansas Shootings

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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