(Washington, D.C., 4/1/11) – The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) today condemned an attack on a U.N. compound in northern Afghanistan that killed at least 12 people Friday, most of them U.N. workers.
Violence apparently broke out during a protest outside the compound against the burning of the Quran last month by a Florida pastor.
SEE: 12 killed in attack on U.N. compound in northern Afghanistan (Wash. Post)
In a statement, CAIR said: “We unequivocally condemn this act of senseless violence. Nothing can justify or excuse this attack.”
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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