(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/16/17) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned a terror bombing in Somalia on Saturday that killed more than 300 people, including at least one American. [NOTE: CAIR is investigating reports of other Americans being killed or injured in the attack.]
CAIR also questioned President Trump’s silence on the attack and the resulting American casualties.
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In a statement, CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad said:
“We condemn this horrific and cowardly attack on innocent civilians in Mogadishu going about their daily lives, and offer condolences to the loved ones of the victims. We also question President Trump’s silence on one of the world’s worst terror attacks in recent memory, which resulted in the death of at least one American. If this attack had targeted people of other faiths or races, we believe there would have been an immediate response from the president in a statement or on Twitter.”
The United States Mission to Somalia did issue a condemnation of the attack.
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
La misiÃ³n de CAIR es mejorar la comprensiÃ³n del Islam, fomentar el diÃ¡logo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensiÃ³n mutua.
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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, email@example.com