CAIR Condemns Attacks on Christian Worshippers and Others in Sri Lanka

(PHILADELPHIA, PA, 4/22/19) — CAIR-Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned a series of attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka that left more than 200 dead and more than 450 injured.

In a statement, CAIR-Philadelphia Executive Director Jacob Bender said: “The savage attacks on Christian worshippers celebrating Easter Sunday and others in Sri Lanka are an affront to all humanity. We mourn today the loss of our brothers and sisters in Sri Lanka and send our sympathies to the Christian community and all Sri Lankans. This weekend is otherwise an auspicious one when Easter, Passover (Pesach) and Middle of Shaban overlap. We renew our commitment to work against all forms of hate this weekend as we join thousands others and pray for Sri Lanka.”

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.

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CONTACT: CAIR-Philadelphia Executive Director Jacob Bender, 917-660-3805,

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