CAIR Condemns Jordan Hotel Bombings
(WASHINGTON D.C., 11/9/05)- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) condemned today’s bombings at three major Western hotels in the Jordanian capital of Amman that left at least 18 people dead.
In a statement, CAIR said:
“We condemn the bombings, offer condolences to the loved ones of those killed and call for the swift apprehension and punishment of the perpetrators of this awful crime. Such acts of terror are an affront to all humanity and can never be justified or excused.”
In July of this year, CAIR coordinated the release of a fatwa, or Islamic religious ruling, against terrorism and extremism issued by the Fiqh Council of North America and endorsed by hundreds of U.S. Muslim groups, leaders and institutions.
The fatwa states in part:
“Islam strictly condemns religious extremism and the use of violence against innocent lives. There is no justification in Islam for extremism or terrorism. Targeting civilians’ life and property through suicide bombings or any other method of attack is haram – or forbidden . . .”