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CAIR Marks 2nd Anniversary of New Zealand Mosque Attacks with Call for Unity Against Islamophobia and White Supremacy Worldwide

(WASHINGTON, D.C, 3/15/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today marked the second anniversary of the New Zealand mosque attacks by calling for global unity against white supremacy and anti-Muslim bigotry.

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CAIR also extended condolences to the families impacted by the 2019 terrorist attack on two Christchurch, New Zealand mosques by a white supremacist, who killed 51 men, women and children.

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

As we mark the second anniversary of the horrific Christchurch mosque attacks in New Zealand, we pray that God comforts the victims and families impacted by this tragedy. We also call on nations across the world to unify against the growing and interconnected epidemic of white supremacy and anti-Muslim bigotry. We are seeing a rise in ethno-nationalism and white supremacy in the form of right-wing political parties that spew bigoted rhetoric endangering the lives of Muslims and people of color around the world. It is the responsibility of elected officials to address this behavior to ensure we all live in a world that rejects racism, xenophobia, white supremacy, and other forms of dangerous bigotry.” 

Last year, CAIR marked the first anniversary of the New Zealand mosque attacks with a call for unity between faiths and nations.  

SEE: CAIR Marks First Anniversary of New Zealand Mosque Attacks with Call for Unity – #51Lives 

In 2019, CAIR condemned the terror attacks on New Zealand mosques and urged Muslim communities to step-up security. 

SEE: CAIR Condemns Attack on New Zealand Mosques, Urges Stepped-Up Security by Muslim Communities in U.S., Worldwide 

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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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com 

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