CAIR Offers Condolences for Filmmaker’s Daughter
American Muslim families reportedly lose 16 relatives in terror attacks
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/10/05) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today offered its condolences on the death of Rima Akkad, the daughter of internationally-known filmmaker Moustapha Akkad, who was killed yesterday in one of several bomb blasts at hotels in Jordan. CAIR also offered condolences to American Muslim families in Texas and Virginia that reportedly lost 16 relatives in the attacks.
Akkad’s father was seriously injured in the attacks, but is in stable condition. He was famous in the Muslim world as the director of the 1977 film “The Message,” which was based on the life of the Prophet Muhammad. Akkad also produced “Lion of the Desert,” a film biography of a Muslim leader who fought the Italian occupation of Libya.
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In a statement, CAIR said: “CAIR’s board and staff offer their sincere condolences to the family and other loved ones of Rima Akkad. We belong to God, and to Him we shall all return. We also offer condolences to the American Muslims and people of all faiths who lost loved ones in the brutal attacks.”