Largest Muslim organisation in U.S. offers condolences to “man of principle” John McCain

Republican Senator John McCain 1936 - 2018.

The largest Muslim umbrella organisation in the United States – the Council on American-Islamic Relations – have issued public condolences to the recently deceased “man of principle” Senator John McCain.

McCain died on Saturday 25 July in Arizona after being diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour in July 2017.

In a statement, CAIR’s National Executive Director Nihad Awad said: “The American Muslim community joins all Americans in mourning the death of Senator McCain, a man of principle who served our nation with honour and dignity for so many decades.

“American Muslims particularly recall Senator McCain’s rejection of bigotry, his courage in the face of adversity and his unwavering opposition to the use of torture.

“He modelled the art of respectful disagreement. We offer sincere condolences to his family and loved ones. To God we belong and to Him is our return.”

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organisation.

The group claims that its mission is to “enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims”.

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