(KANSAS CITY, KANSAS, 10/29/18) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations - Kansas (CAIR-Kansas), a chapter of the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today expressed solidarity with the Jewish community in Pittsburgh and nationwide following a deadly attack on a synagogue in that city and will join a community vigil at the Kahilath Israel Synagogue 10501 Conser, Overland Park, KS 66212 in support of the local Jewish community.
In a statement, CAIR-Kansas Board Chair Moussa Elbayoumy said:
“We as a community stand together in condemning this abhorrent and cowardly attack on the Jewish community and its house of worship. Our sincere sympathy and condolences go to the Jewish community and specifically to the loved ones of all those who were killed or injured and offer our solidarity and support to the Jewish community during this difficult time of grief.”
In a statement, CAIR-Pittsburgh Program Director Zohra Lasania said:
“We condemn this heinous and cowardly attack on a house of worship, offer heartfelt condolences to the loved ones of all those who were killed or injured and express our solidarity with the Jewish community during this time of shock and grief.”
WHAT: Community Vigil in support of Jewish community
WHEN: Monday, October 29, 2018, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Kahilath Israel Synagogue, 10501 Cosner St., Overland Park, KS 66212-2643
The Washington-based civil rights organization is urging all houses of worship and faith-based and advocacy organizations to take extra security precautions as outlined in its "Best Practices for Mosque and Community Safety" booklet. The advice in CAIR’s security publication is applicable to all institutions, regardless of organizational mission.
The booklet may be viewed at: https://tinyurl.com/BestSafetyPractices
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.