Local Muslim group condemns Paris terrorist attacks
The Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK), condemned the recent shooting attack and murders at the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
Leaders of the Oklahoma group distributed a news release that included a statement from Nihad Awad, CAIR’s executive director:
“We strongly condemn this brutal and cowardly attack and reiterate our repudiation of any such assault on freedom of speech, even speech that mocks faiths and religious figures. The proper response to such attacks on the freedoms we hold dear is not to vilify any faith, but instead to marginalize extremists of all backgrounds who seek to stifle freedom and to create or widen societal divisions.
“We offer sincere condolences to the families and loved ones of those killed or injured in this attack. We also call for the swift apprehension of the perpetrators, who should be punished to the full extent of the law.”