American Muslims Stand with Jewish Community After Kansas Shootings

OP-shooting(WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/13/12) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, said today that American Muslims stand in solidarity with the Jewish community after a man who reportedly shouted "Heil Hitler" opened fire at a Jewish community center and an old-age home in Overland Park, Kan.

SEE: 3 Killed in Shootings at Kansas Jewish Community Center and Senior Home

In its statement, CAIR said:

"American Muslims join their fellow citizens in standing in solidarity with the American Jewish community in condemning this deadly hate attack and in offering condolences to the loved ones of those killed and injured. We are saddened by this vicious act of hatred. Americans of all faiths must join together to reject the kind of extremist ideologies that can lead to such inexcusable and unconscionable acts."

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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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.[email protected]; CAIR Communications Manager Amina Rubin, 202-341-4171, [email protected]