CAIR Stands with African-American Community after Terror Attacks on Charleston Church
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, also expressed solidarity with the African-American community following the deadly attack at the Charleston, S.C., church.
CAIR also offered condolences to the loved ones of the nine people killed in the attack at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, which has historic significance stretching from the time of slavery to the civil rights movement.
“We stand in solidarity with the African-American community as it and our nation deal with this heartbreaking attack on men and women seeking spiritual growth in a historic house of worship,” said CAIR National Board Chair Roula Allouch. “We offer sincere condolences to the families and loved ones of all those who were killed or wounded.”
“Our nation’s leaders must take immediate concrete measures to deal with the growing divisions within our society that lead to such tragedies,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad. “This type of apparently hate-motivated attack fits the definition of domestic terrorism and should be treated as such.”