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Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN), along with leaders of that state's Muslim community, took part in a news conference responding to recent revelations of the profiling of Somali-American Muslims by the Minneapolis office of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). A TSA manager in Minnesota revealed that he was instructed by his supervisor to provide the names of Somali-American leaders visiting the agency's office so they could be screened against national security databases for terrorist ties.
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.
CAIR-MN: Expresses Solidarity with People of Belgium Following Attacks
(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 3/22/16) - The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today expressed solidarity with the people of Belgium following attacks in that nation’s capital that left more than 30 people dead and many more injured.
In a statement, CAIR said:
“We express our solidarity with the people of Belgium and offer condolences to the families and loved ones of all those killed and injured. Such heinous attacks are antithetical to the ideals of civilized society.”
American Muslim organizations have consistently and repeatedly condemned terrorism in all its forms.
SEE: CAIR’s Condemnation of Terrorism