Wednesday 22 April 2009, by prnewswire
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) marked the 5th anniversary of the Madrid train bombings. In a statement released b the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy group, CAIR stated: «On the 5th anniversary of the tragic 3/11 Madrid attacks, we once again condemn and repudiate all those who seek to justify the killing of civilians in order to achieve political or religious goals. Our position is clear. We unequivocally condemn all acts of terrorism, whether carried out by al-Qaeda, the Real IRA, FARC, Hamas, ETA, or any other group designated by the U.S. Department of State as a ’Foreign Terrorist Organization.’»
The statement also avowed that condemnations alone will not end terrorism, and asserted its commitment to the basic Islamic principal that no one has the right to take another innocent life.
This statement released by CAIR calls attention to the transnational commemorations of this major terrorist attack, and the concerns of non-local organizations to reaffirm their loyalties to cooperating in anti-terrorism work beyond national boundaries. CAIR’s statement highlights that issues of security extend beyond borders, and beg the involvement of global organizations and governments working together in their commitments against terrorism.