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CAIR Condemns Bus Attack By Israeli Terrorist

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/4/05) – A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today condemned a shooting attack by an Israeli terrorist that killed four people and wounded many others on a bus in the Arab-majority town of Shfaram. SEE: “Gunman Kills 4 on Israeli Bus” http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/meast/08/04/bus.shooting/ In its statement, the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said: “This brutal attack on innocent civilians once again demonstrates that terrorism and extremism can rise out of any faith. We call on American religious and political leaders to condemn the attack and to repudiate the extremist views that apparently motivated the perpetrator. Terror is terror, no matter what faith the terrorist espouses.” CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 31 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. To read CAIR’s Mission, Vision Statement and Core Principles, go to: http://www.cair-net.org/default.asp?Page=About

CONTACT: Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726, E-Mail: ihooper@cair-net.org; Rabiah Ahmed, 202-488-8787 or 202-439-1441, E-Mail: rahmed@cair-net.org

 

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