CAIR Applauds International Effort to Foil Cargo Bomb Plot

Oct 30, 2010, 11:03 ET from Council on American-Islamic Relations

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today applauded the efforts of law enforcement and intelligence agencies in the United States, Europe and the Middle East to foil an apparent plot to ship packages containing explosives from Yemen to synagogues in Chicago.

SEE: U.S. Hunts for More Suspicious Packages (NY Times)

In a statement by the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), National Executive Director Nihad Awad said:

"We applaud the efforts of all the law enforcement and intelligence personnel who cooperated across international borders to foil a terror plot targeting Americans. We condemn both the plot and all those who would sow fear through attempts to harm the innocent.

"It is clearly against the teachings of Islam to attack places of worship. We offer our support to the American Jewish community, the apparent target of this plot."

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.

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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, or 202-488-8787, E-Mail:; CAIR Communications Coordinator Amina Rubin, 202-488-8787, 202-341-4171, E-Mail:

SOURCE Council on American-Islamic Relations