CAIR-Chicago unequivocally condemns the attack on a Baghdad church on Sunday which killed dozens of Iraqi Christians, as well as Iraqi security forces.
CAIR said in a statement:
“We condemn this attack on a house of worship in the strongest possible terms and repudiate any individual or group that would perpetrate such heinous crimes. The Christian community has along and honored tradition in Iraq and throughout the Middle East. The lives and religious rights of members of that community must be protected. Threatening people, especially basing such threats on their religion, is immoral and contrary to Islamic principles and teachings about people of other faith traditions. The Prophet Muhammad said: ‘A believer is one from whom the people’s blood and wealth are safe.’”
Ahmed Rehab, Executive Director of CAIR-Chicago said, “We feel sickened by this attack, and will not be silent. Those who perpetrated these cowardly murders cannot purport to call themselves men of God or men of faith.”
WHAT: Rally to condemn the attack on an Assyrian Iraqi church
WHEN: Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
WHERE: James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph (Randolph and Dearborn)