Monday, May 02, 2011

American Muslims are happy Osama Bin Laden is dead



As news is released that Osama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan, Americans react to the news.


2 May 2011 06:13 Africa/Lagos




CAIR Welcomes Elimination of Osama Bin Laden

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2011

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.

[MEDIA ADVISORY: CAIR will hold a news conference on Monday, May 2nd to offer the American Muslim community's reaction to Osama bin Laden's death. The news conference will take place at 11 a.m. in CAIR's Capitol Hill headquarters, 453 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C. CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, E-Mail: ihooper@cair.com Other CAIR chapters may hold similar news conferences. Go to: http://www.cair.com/Chapters.aspx ]

In a statement issued following President Obama's announcement of bin Laden's death, the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) 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 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

SOURCE CAIR

Web Site: http://www.cair.com/AmericanMuslims/AntiTerrorism.aspx


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