U.S. Muslim Coalition to Respond to Paris Terror Attacks

Nov 14, 2015, 07:08 ET from Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, November 14, the US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), a coalition of leading national and local Muslim organizations, will hold a noon news conference in Washington, D.C., to condemn yesterday's terror attacks in Paris and to suggest ways in which the American Muslim community and all Americans should respond to the carnage.

WHEN: Saturday, November 14, Noon
WHERE: Headquarters of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), 453 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C.
CONTACT: USCMO Secretary General Oussama Jammal, 202-683-6557, ojammal@uscmo.org

Founding members of USCMO: American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA), Muslim American Society (MAS), Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA), Muslim Ummah of North America (MUNA), The Mosque Cares (Ministry of Imam W. Deen Mohammed).

Yesterday, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, condemned the Paris terror attacks.

In its 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.

See CAIR's Condemnation of Terrorism:

CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com; CAIR Communications Coordinator Nabeelah Naeem, 202-341-4171, nnaeem@cair.com

SOURCE Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)