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

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/15/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called for unity between faiths and nations on the first anniversary of the terror attacks on Christchurch, New Zealand, mosques by a white supremacist that left 51 worshipers dead.

SEE: Christchurch Marks Anniversary of Mosque Shootings

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

“As we honor the memory of all those murdered one year ago in New Zealand, we call on people of all faiths worldwide to unify in repudiating the growing white supremacism, racism and Islamophobia that is poisoning so many communities and inevitably results in such violence. It is only through unity and the rejection of hatred and bigotry in all forms that we can prevent such tragedies in the future.”

SEE: CAIR Condemns Terror 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.


CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,

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