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CAIR-Colorado Extends Condolences to Friends and Relatives of Muslim Family Killed in Suspected Arson, Calls for Probe of Possible Bias Motive

(DENVER, CO, 8/6/20) – The Colorado chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Colorado), a chapter of the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today extended condolences to the friends and relatives of an American Muslim family who died in a house fire, and called on officials investigating the suspected arson to consider the possibility of a bias motive. 

Arson is being investigated as a possible cause of the fire that killed five members of a Muslim family early Wednesday. 

SEE: Arson Suspected as Community Mourns Muslim Family Killed in Colorado House Fire

“We encourage law enforcement to conduct a thorough and transparent investigation into this suspected arson. Because the family members who perished in this tragedy are members of minority and immigrant communities, it would only be prudent to investigate the possibility of a bias motive,” said CAIR-Colorado Acting Board Chair Krista Cole. “We offer our prayers for those who died, and our sincere condolences to their loved ones. To God we belong and to Him we return.” 

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims. 

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos. 


CONTACT: CAIR-Colorado Acting Board Chair Krista Cole,, 703-501-0961; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,