(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/28/16) â€“ The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nationâ€™s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned a deadly bombing in Pakistan that reportedly targeted Christian families celebrating Easter.
More than 70 people were killed in the blast. While Christians seem to have been the target of the attack, most of the victims were Muslim.
Video: CAIR-Houston Rep Condemns Pakistan Bombing Targeting Christians Celebrating Easter
In a statement, CAIR said:
â€œWe condemn this horrific attack on families celebrating their religious holiday and seek the swift apprehension and punishment of all those involved in its planning and execution. Such cowardly attacks must be rejected by people of all faiths, whether they occur in Pakistan, Belgium, Turkey, or any other nation.â€
Last week, CAIR expressed solidarity with the people of Belgium following deadly attacks in that nationâ€™s capital.
CAIR also urged media professionals to devote equal attention to such attacks when they occur in other nations.
American Muslim organizations have consistently and repeatedly condemned terrorism in all its forms.
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. 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.
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