The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Washington-based Islamic civil rights and advocacy group, today condemned bomb attacks in Istanbul, Turkey, that killed at least 27 people and wounded hundreds. The suicide truck bombs exploded outside a London-based bank and at the British consulate.
In its statement, CAIR said:
"We condemn in the strongest possible terms these heinous acts of terrorism. We also condemn similar bombings at two Turkish synagogues on Saturday that left 23 people dead. No cause can be served by acts of terrorism and no faith can tolerate those who use such cruel and inhumane tactics."
CAIR, America's largest Islamic civil liberties group, is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has 16 regional offices nationwide and in Canada.