MINNEAPOLIS (March 22, 2016) — The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today expressed solidarity with the people of Belgium following attacks in that nation’s capital that left more than 30 people dead and many more injured.
In a statement, CAIR said: “We express our solidarity with the people of Belgium and offer condolences to the families and loved ones of all those killed and injured. Such heinous attacks are antithetical to the ideals of civilized society.”
The Washington-based organization also urged media professionals to devote equal attention to such attacks when they occur in other nations. CAIR noted that recent attacks in Turkey took the lives of dozens of people, including two Americans, yet far less attention was paid to those attacks.
American Muslim organizations have consistently and repeatedly condemned terrorism in all its forms. CAIR has published a Condemnation of Terrorism.
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.