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Paris Attacks: U.S. Muslim Coalition to Respond to Paris Terror Attacks: 'We Condemn These Horrific Crimes In The Strongest Terms Possible'

By Tony Sokol | November 14, 2015 07:10 PM EST


Paris was rocked with six separate and simultaneous attacks on Nov. 13, 2015. The November 2015 Paris attacks are being described as the worst in France since World War II.

Yesterday, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, condemned the Paris terror attacks.

"These savage and despicable attacks on civilians, whether they occur in Paris, Beirut or any other city, are outrageous and without justification. We condemn these horrific crimes in the strongest terms possible. Our thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones of those killed and injured and with all of France. The perpetrators of these heinous attacks must be apprehended and brought to justice," CAIR said in a statement.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations has consistently and repeatedly condemned all acts of terrorism wherever they have occurred. You can read their Condemnation of Terrorism here:

According to numerous reports the siege ended after SWAT units stormed the Bataclan concert hall. The French police union reported that two of the attackers were killed.

One or more explosions took place near Stade de France, during the French national team's game against Germany. French President François Hollande  was in attendance, but was evacuated before the game ended. Others died in a reported suicide blast near the Stade de France and gun attacks on city centre restaurants.

Eight attackers are reported killed.

At the time of this report, at least 150 people are reported to have died, including about 120 at the theatre.

French President Hollande declared a state of emergency and closed the borders for all of France.

"Terrorists capable to carry out such atrocities must know that they will face a France that is determined and united," President Francois Hollande Francois told reporters.                      

Today, November 14, the US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), a coalition of leading national and local Muslim organizations, will hold a noon news conference in Washington, D.C., to condemn yesterday's terror attacks in Paris and to suggest ways in which the American Muslim community and all Americans should respond to the carnage.

Founding members of USCMO: American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA), Muslim American Society (MAS), Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA), Muslim Ummah of North America (MUNA), The Mosque Cares (Ministry of Imam W. Deen Mohammed).

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