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American Muslim community's reaction to Osama bin Laden's death

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKOW) -- Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is holding a news conference Monday to offer the American Muslim community's reaction to Osama bin Laden's death.

In a statement issued following President Obama's announcement of bin Laden's death, the Washington-based CAIR said: "We join our fellow citizens in welcoming the announcement that Osama bin Laden has been eliminated as a threat to our nation and the world through the actions of American military personnel. As we have stated repeatedly since the 9/11 terror attacks, bin Laden never represented Muslims or Islam. In fact, in addition to the killing of thousands of Americans, he and Al Qaeda caused the deaths of countless Muslims worldwide. We also reiterate President Obama's clear statement tonight that the United States is not at war with Islam." CAIR coordinated one of the first joint American Muslim statements condemning the 9/11 terror attacks, issued just hours after they occurred.

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