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CAIR Offers Condolences on Passing of Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Father Due to COVID-19

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/16/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today offered condolences on the passing of Nur Omar Mohamed, the father of Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D) who died Monday from complications related to COVID-19 infection.

SEE: U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Father, Nur Omar Mohamed, Dies of COVID-19 Complications

“We offer our sincere condolences to Representative Omar and to all the family and loved ones of Nur Omar Mohamed. To God we belong and to Him we return,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad. “We must all do whatever we can to stem this ongoing pandemic that continues to tragically impact so many families nationwide.”

In a tweet, Awad said: “May Allah SWT bless his soul and accept in paradise. May He SWT reward him for all the good he did in his life and for raising an amazing person like you.”

“We send our condolences to Congresswoman Ilhan Omar and her entire family. We pray for her father and her family in this time,” said Jaylani Hussein, CAIR-Minnesota’s executive director.

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, 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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