Savage and Despicable Attacks on Civilians Are without Justification

Los Angeles, CA: The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, has condemned the terror attacks in Paris that left many people dead and injured.

 In a statement, CAIR said: "These savage and despicable attacks on civilians, whether they occur in Paris, Beirut or any other city, are outrageous and without justification. We condemn these horrific crimes in the strongest terms possible. Our thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones of those killed and injured and with all of France. The perpetrators of these heinous attacks must be apprehended and brought to justice."

CAIR has consistently and repeatedly condemned all acts of terrorism wherever they have occurred.

Our prayers are with the victims: Dr Salam Al-Marayati, President, MPAC, in a message said: The attacks in Paris were horrific and despicable, and taking innocent life violates the principles of every faith. The orchestration of multiple locations and maximization of casualties shows a sinister disregard for life that is grossly at odds with any and all of us as human beings and as American citizens.
We must redouble our efforts for partnership and cooperation with law enforcement, as they have the challenging dual responsibility to neutralize any terrorist threat and also to protect communities from any backlash.
Our country must be united in this time of crisis; unity will enhance our efforts to fend off any violent extremism and preserve the values of our society.
 To mitigate any attempt by ISIS in their recruiting efforts in the US, we are promoting programs to build resilience against its terrorist ideology. 
Our prayers and condolences go out to the families and loved ones of the victims.
We share these same condolences with the French Embassy, and later this week, plan to visit the Embassy with our interfaith partners as a way to express our collective concern and solidarity. 
We also acknowledge the carnage that took place in Beirut. Our hearts go out to those impacted by that attack and to all victims of terrorism around the world.




Editor: Akhtar M. Faruqui
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