Muslim and Interfaith Partners in Alabama Stand United After Paris Attacks

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(Birmingham, AL, 11/15/15)–The Council on American-Islamic Relations Alabama (CAIR-AL), Birmingham Islamic Society, and Greater Birmingham Ministries all share in the tremendous grief felt in Paris, France as well as Beirut, Lebanon due to unspeakable acts of terror.

Our hearts are filled with prayers for the families and loved ones of those who tragically lost their lives. These crimes were not just perpetrated against the French and Lebanese people but against all of humanity. May France’s motto of liberté, égalité and fraternité extend beyond the hateful vision of those who committed this atrocity.

Now, we must stand united in the face of such “effort to divide” and endeavor to stamp out hatred here in Alabama and wherever it may find root. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of France, Lebanon and the world.

Yesterday, CAIR’s National office issued a statement in response to the Paris attacks that read in part: “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.”

SEE: CAIR Condemns Paris Terror Attacks
http://www.cair.com/press-center/press-releases/13236-cair-condemns-paris-terror-attacks.html

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-AL Executive Director Khaula Hadeed, 334-224-2196,khadeed@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com; CAIR Communications; CAIR Communications Coordinator Nabeelah Naeem, 202-341-4171, nnaeem@cair.com

Contact: Mr. Ashfaq Taufique
Birmingham Islamic Society
205.223.3646
ashfaq.taufique@bisweb.org

Contact: Scott Douglas
Executive Director
Greater Birmingham Ministries
2304 12th Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35234-3111
205-326-6821, ext. 103