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CAIR Expresses Solidarity with People of Ukraine, Says U.S. Must Respond with ‘Moral and Legal Consistency in International Relations’

(WASHINGTON D.C., 2/25/2022) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today expressed solidarity with the people of Ukraine against Russian aggression and called on the Biden administration to respond to the crisis with ‘moral and legal consistency in international relations.’ 

In a statement, CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad said: 

We join people around the world in condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Vladimir Putin is a war criminal and a mass murderer whose attack on Ukraine is the latest in a long list of crimes he has committed around the world – from Chechnya, to Georgia, to Syria. As Muslims, our faith teaches us to stand with the oppressed against the oppressor. In the face of Russia’s war on Ukraine, we stand with the people of Ukraine.  

“While our nation speaks out against Russia’s unjust attack on the Ukrainian people, we must also end our own involvement in unjust attacks on other people around the world, including Yemenis and Palestinians, and account for what we have done to Iraqis, Afghans and others. Only by exercising moral and legal consistency in foreign affairs will our nation have the moral authority to hold others accountable for violating international law.” 

CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.            

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.           

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