The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, earlier this week encouraged American Muslims and Americans of all faiths and backgrounds to do whatever they can to aid the victims of the deadly floods in Libya.
At least 3,000 people are feared dead and another 10,000 missing in Libya after a storm in the Mediterranean caused dams to burst, wiping out entire coastal settlements.
In a statement, CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad said:
“To God we belong and to Him we return. We pray for the victims of the devastating flooding that has affected Libya and urge our nation and the international community to provide immediate aid to the survivors. We pray that God protects all of humanity from such tragedies.”
He noted that yesterday, CAIR called on Americans to aid the victims of the earthquake in Morocco.