(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/26/19) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned a massacre targeting the central Mali village of Ogossagou in which the attackers killed at least 160 Muslim men, women and children.
Mali: Death toll from Friday’s attack climbs to 160
A militia from the Dogon ethnic group is suspected to have carried out the massacre of the Fulani Muslim villagers. Many homes in the village were burned down and the ground was littered with corpses.
“We unequivocally condemn this horrendous attack on helpless men, women and children,” said CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw. “It appears that those massacred were targeted at least in part due to their faith. We call on the Malian government to respond swiftly by increasing security and affirming its commitment to protecting its Muslim citizens.”
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 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.
CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-999-8292, email@example.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, firstname.lastname@example.org