WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/17/08) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today condemned an attack on the U.S. embassy in Yemen that left at least 16 people dead.
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In a statement, the Washington-based Islamic civil rights and advocacy group said:
“We condemn this brutal attack and call for the swift apprehension and punishment of the perpetrators. Such acts of violence can never be justified or excused.”
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CAIR, America's largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 35 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. 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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