(WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/16/14) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organizations, today condemned an attack on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, that killed at least 141 people, including 132 children.
CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad said in a statement:
“This senseless and bloodthirsty attack on children must be condemned by people of all faiths and backgrounds anywhere in the world. To see such brutality targeting children shocks the conscience and should spur action to apprehend and punish those behind this inexcusable terror attack.
“We offer prayers and condolences for the families and loved ones of all those killed or injured.”
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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