CAIR Welcomes Elimination of Osama Bin Laden Threat

Group reiterates President Obama's message that U.S. is not at war with Islam.

(May 01, 2011 - ANAHEIM, CA) 

A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today welcomed the announcement of the elimination of Osama bin Laden as a threat to America and the world.


In a statement issued following President Obama’s announcement of bin Laden’s death, the Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) said:


“We join our fellow citizens in welcoming the announcement that Osama bin Laden has been eliminated as a threat to our nation and the world through the actions of American military personnel. As we have stated repeatedly since the 9/11 terror attacks, bin Laden never represented Muslims or Islam. In fact, in addition to the killing of thousands of Americans, he and Al Qaeda caused the deaths of countless Muslims worldwide. We also reiterate President Obama’s clear statement tonight that the United States is not at war with Islam.”

CAIR coordinated one of the first joint American Muslim statements condemning the 9/11 terror attacks, issued just hours after they occurred.

To read about CAIR’s anti-terror initiatives, go to:
http://www.cair.com/AmericanMuslims/AntiTerrorism.aspx  

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-LA Communications Manager Munira Syeda, 714-776-1847, E-Mail: info@losangeles.cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, E-Mail: ihooper@cair.com; CAIR Communications Coordinator Amina Rubin, 202-488-8787, 202-341-4171, E-Mail: arubin@cair.com

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