(SACRAMENTO, CA, 4/21/19) – The Sacramento Valley/Central California office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV/CC) today condemned a series of attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka that reportedly left more than 200 dead and more than 450 injured.

SEE: Sri Lanka bombings: 207 dead, hundreds injured in church, hotel explosions on Easter Sunday

In a statement, CAIR-SV/CC Executive Director Basim Elkarra said:

“We are horrified by today’s heinous attacks in Sri Lanka. We condemn the attacks against worshippers and others who were targeted on one of Christianity’s most sacred holidays. Houses of worship are sacred spaces, and they must also be safe spaces. The attackers have violated the tenets of every faith and every basic standard of human decency. May God heal those injured and comfort the loved ones of those killed. And may those who perpetrated this horrifying attack be brought to justice.”

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.


CONTACT: CAIR-SV Communications Manager Kalin Kipling-Mojaddedi, 916-441-6269, kkipling@cair.com; CAIR-CC Outreach Director Sukaina Hussain, 559-335-4146, s.hussain@cair.com