(DALLAS, TEXAS, 9/16/20) – The Texas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Texas), a chapter of the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today expressed solidarity with the Diocese of El Paso and that state’s Christian community after a church was vandalized and a religious statue damaged. El Paso’s Police Department has a suspect in custody.
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“As American Muslims, we are saddened whenever a house of worship is targeted by hate or violence. Today, we stand in solidarity the Christian community and with our brothers and sisters in the El Paso Diocese who are going through this tragedy,” said Faizan Syed, executive director of CAIR-Dallas Fort-Worth (CAIR-DFW). “Our community knows the hurt and pain caused when our houses of worship are vandalized. You’re in our prayers and thoughts.”
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-DFW Executive Director Faizan Syed, Executive Director (469)290-2909, firstname.lastname@example.org