statement from Council
for Islamic American Relations:
(fill in the blanks to be used as press release)
U.S. MUSLIMS CONDEMN TERRORIST
([CITY, STATE]- 9/11/2001) -
Muslims in [CITY] today condemned the apparent terrorist
attacks in New York and Washington
and offered condolences to the families of those who were
killed or injured.
In a statement, local Muslim representatives said:
"We condemn in the strongest terms possible what are
apparently vicious and cowardly acts of terrorism against
We join with all Americans in calling for the swift
apprehension and punishment of the perpetrators.
No cause could ever be assisted by such immoral acts.
"All members of the Muslim
community are asked to offer whatever help they can to
the victims and their families.
Muslim medical professionals should go to the scenes of
the attacks to offer aid and comfort to the victims.
Muslim relief agencies should contact their counterparts
to offer support in the recovery efforts.
Individual Muslims should donate blood by contacting the
local office of the Red Cross.
They should also send donations to those relief agencies
that are on the scene of the attacks.
"We further call on media professionals to exercise
restraint and not draw premature conclusions as to who
was responsible for the apparent attacks."
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CONTACT: [NAMES AND PHONE
NUMBERS OF COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVES]
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