(WASHINGTON, DC, 7/11/06) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today condemned a series of bomb attacks on suburban commuter trains serving the city of Mumbai, India, that left at least 135 dead and many more injured. CAIR is also seeking a meeting with the Indian ambassador in Washington, D.C., to offer the Muslim community’s condolences for the loss of life.
In a statement, the Washington-based Islamic civil rights and advocacy group said:
“These senseless and brutal bombings, like similar attacks in London and Madrid, must be condemned and repudiated by people of all faiths. Those who carry out such crimes only serve to harm any cause they claim to represent. We offer our sincere condolences to the loved ones of those killed or injured and call for the swift apprehension and prosecution of the perpetrators.”
CAIR also noted that the Indian Muslim Relief Committee (IMRC) is collecting donations to aid the victims of today’s attacks. SEE: http://www.imrc.ws/