FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CAIR: Obama Must Condemn 'Massacre' of Pro-Democracy Protesters in Egypt
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/27/13) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today called on the Obama administration to forcefully condemn the killing of dozens of pro-democracy demonstrators by Egyptian security forces.
SEE: Scores of Demonstrators Killed in Egypt (NY Times)
CAIR also urged the president use the leverage of taxpayer funds being sent to that nation's military to push for a return to democracy.
"We urge an end to the silence over the ongoing massacres of peaceful pro-democracy activists in Egypt by forces that receive billions of American taxpayer dollars.
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
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