(DENVER, CO, 3/28/18) — The Colorado chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CO), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today, condemned the ransacking of Destiny Outreach church in Thornton, Colo., which damaged equipment, furniture and instruments.
“Houses of worship are increasingly coming under attack in our nation, and as people of faith, we express our sadness at this senseless attack that took place close to the Easter Celebration in the Christian community,” said CAIR-CO Board Chair Farid Amin. “We stand in solidarity with the people of Thornton and with this church community. We offer our unwavering support in their efforts to rebuild and repair.”
He added that CAIR promotes the right to religious freedom, and that the protection of houses of worship is essential to upholding those rights.
CAIR and the American Muslim community have in the past expressed solidarity with Jewish, Christian, Native American, African-American, and Sikh communities in New Mexico, Florida, South Carolina, Maryland, Alabama, Massachusetts, Kansas, South Dakota, Ohio, Texas, and other states following acts of hate, threats, violence, vandalism, arson, or bombings.
CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
La misiÃ³n de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensiÃ³n del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.