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CAIR Urges Muslim Community to Donate Blood for Victims of El Paso Terror Attack, Calls on Elected Officials to ‘Offer Action — Not Just Words and Prayers’

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/3/2019) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today urged members of the Muslim community in Texas and nationwide to donate blood for those wounded in this morning’s terror attack in El Paso that left multiple people dead and injured.

Unconfirmed reports indicate that the shooter in the deadly attack this morning issued a manifesto supporting the Christchurch, New Zealand, mosque shooter and saying he was motivated by “the Hispanic invasion of Texas.”

SEE: FBI Investigating Possible Manifesto in El Paso Walmart Shooting

Walmart Shooter ‘Inspired by Christchurch Mosque Attacks’ reports

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

“We urge members of the American Muslim community to donate blood to assist those struggling for life in local hospitals and demand that elected officials offer action — not just words and prayers — in response to this latest act of terror in our nation.”

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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