Press statement from Council for Islamic American Relations:

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U.S. MUSLIMS CONDEMN TERRORIST ATTACKS

([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 innocent civilians.
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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