Message on Belgium Attack
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today expressed solidarity with the people of Belgium following attacks in the nation’s capital which 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 condolence to the families and loved ones of all those killed and injured. Such heinous attacks are antithetical to the ideals of civilized society and, indeed, to genuine Islam, along with every religion in the world.
In the midst of heightened anti-Muslim climate, the recent international attacks in Turkey and earlier today in Belgium may increase the likelihood of anti-Muslim incidents locally. We urge folks to take extra caution and report any incident of hate or bias first to law enforcement and then to CAIR-Alabama. Reporting any incident helps both in prevention and protection. Moreover, it may even save a life in some instances.
To report an incident go to: https://www.cair.com/civil-r…/report-an-incident/…/form.html
Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families of these tragedies. We hope and pray that instead of seeking revenge we as communities and citizens of the world come together in times of unimaginable stress.
Please, feel free to get in touch with me directly.
In peace and understanding,
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.