The prominent Muslim civil rights group CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) has condemned yesterday's rampage shooting at Fort Hood military base in Texas (SN reported) in a statement released the same day.
"We condemn this cowardly attack in the strongest terms possible and ask that the perpetrators be punished to the full extent of the law," CAIR announced. "No religious or political ideology could ever justify or excuse such ... violence."
"The attack was particularly heinous in that it targeted the all-volunteer army that protects our nation," the announcement stated. "American Muslims stand with our fellow citizens" in prayer and condolences for victims and their families.