(WASHINGTON, DC, 7/13/06) – Representatives of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today met with the Indian ambassador in Washington, D.C., to offer the American Muslim community’s condolences for the loss of life in the recent bomb attacks in the city of Mumbai. Immediately after the attacks, CAIR issued a statement saying the “senseless and brutal bombings. . .must be condemned and repudiated by people of all faiths.”
“No political cause will be served through these inhumane acts of violence against innocent people,” said CAIR Board Chairman Parvez Ahmed, who took part in today’s meeting.
Ambassador Ronen Sen thanked the CAIR delegation and told them that the Indian people are very resilient and he anticipates that there will be a quick return to normalcy and that minority communities will not face a backlash. Sen commended the Indian Muslim community for their quick and unequivocal condemnation of the bombings.