(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/14/05) – A prominent national Islamic civil rights and
advocacy group today condemned the assassination of Lebanon’s former Prime
Minister Rafik al-Hariri. Hariri, along with at least nine other people,
died today when his motorcade was bombed in Beirut.
The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said in a
“American Muslims, along with all who seek peace and stability in Lebanon,
condemn this brutal attack and call for the swift apprehension of the
perpetrators. We also offer sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Hariri
and to the families of all those who were killed in today’s attack.”
The Embassy of Lebanon in Washington announced that it will open a register
of condolences at the residence of the Ambassador (2841 McGill Terrace NW,
Washington, D.C.) from Tuesday February 15 through Thursday February 17,
from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 31 offices and
chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance 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:
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