American Muslim Groups have Condemned a Series of Deadly Terrorist Attacks
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American Muslim groups have condemned a series of deadly terror attacks on a US-owned French gas factory, a Tunisian tourist resort and a mosque in Kuwait
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, condemned the terror attacks.
In a statement, CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad said: "We join the world community in condemning these appalling attacks on ordinary people going about their daily lives. Such cowardly attempts to create fear and hatred will only result in universal revulsion at the attackers' monstrous agenda and twisted mindset."
The Islamic Shura Council of North America also denounced the terror attacks. In a statement, the Shura Council said it records its deepest sorrow over the killing of innocent worshippers at the Imam Sadiq Mosque in Kuwait City.
"We condemn this attack as well as any and all acts of violence and barbarity directed specially against the worshipers in their places of worship. It is horrible to see such crimes committed in the peaceful and blessed month of Ramadan," said, Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi, Chairman of the Islamic Shura Council.
The ISNA called upon the political leaders and the religious scholars to realize their responsibility and honor the trust they are bestowed with by protecting the people of all faiths and traditions and at all times.
It also called upon Imams and mosques leaders to urge the community to embrace the eternal and universal message of brotherhood and sisterhood, solidarity and fellowship across all persuasions and at all times.
A wave of terror attacks rocked three continents and left dozens dead on Friday (6-26-2015) leaving the world reeling.
In Tunisia, a gunman shot at least 39 people dead on a beach in the resort town of Sousse before he was killed by Tunisian security forces. The attack was later claimed by the Islamic State.
A Tunisian spokesman said the gunman was a student who was going to receive his master's degree in engineering in the nearby town of Kairouan. Tunisian authorities did not name him.
CNN quoted two U.S. officials as saying that they believe the Tunisia attack may have been inspired by ISIS, though not directed by the terrorist group.
And in Kuwait City, Kuwait, a suicide bomber walked into Imam Sadiq Shiite Mosque crowded with worshippers during Friday prayers, and blew himself up. At least 27 people were killed and over 200 were injured in the attack.