BREAKING: CAIR Condemns Texas Synagogue Hostage Taking, Works with Local Community Leaders to Learn More and Provide Assistance | State

WASHINGTON, January 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim advocacy and civil rights organization, condemned today’s hostage taking at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, TX, and said he was in contact with local community leaders to learn more about the attack and provide any assistance possible.

SEE: Colleyville a synagogue held hostage during a live-streamed service; the police negotiate with the man

https://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/crime/article257360862.html

In a report, Deputy National Director of CAIR Edward Ahmed Mitchell noted:

“We strongly condemn the hostage-taking at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, TX. This latest anti-Semitic attack on a place of worship is an unacceptable act of evil. We stand in solidarity with the Jewish community and pray that law enforcement can quickly and safely release the hostages. No cause can justify or excuse this crime. We are in contact with local community leaders to find out more and provide any assistance we can.”

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CONTACT: Deputy National Director of CAIR Edward Ahmed Mitchell, 404-285-9530, [email protected]; Executive Director of CAIR-Dallas Faizan Syed, [email protected], 469-290-2909, CAIR-Houston Director of Operations William White, [email protected], 713-838-2247; CAIR Director of Government Affairs Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, [email protected]; CAIR National Director of Communications Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, [email protected]; CAIR National Communications Coordinator Ismail Allison, 202-770-6280, [email protected]

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