Here's the Seattle condemnation:
The Muslim community of the Greater Seattle area watched in horror as news broke of a shooting at the Jewish Federation building. While many of the details of this shooting remain to be determined, what is clear is that a senseless and ruthless act of violence has taken place and resulted in the loss of at least one life.It is unequivocal, it has no wiggle room, no big BUTs, and seems heartfelt. (The only nit to pick was not admitting that the shooter was Muslim with the "While many of the details of this shooting remain to be determined" phrase. But that is pretty minor because the statement itself is very strong in support of the victims.)
We categorically condemn this and any similar acts of violence. We pray for the safety and health of those injured and offer our heartfelt condolences to the family of the victims of this attack. We also hope that the perpetrator of this crime is brought to justice.
There is no room for such acts of violence in our city and community. When one of us is attacked, none of us are safe. We refuse to see the violence in the Middle East spill over to our cities and neighborhoods.
We reject and categorically condemn any attacks against the Jewish community and stand in solidarity with the Jewish Federation in this tragedy.
Now, look at what the national CAIR said:
We condemn this senseless attack on a religious institution and offer sincere condolences to the loved ones of those killed or injured. The American Muslim and Jewish communities must do whatever is within their power to prevent the current conflict in the Middle East from being transplanted to this country. We also urge local, state and national law enforcement authorities to step up security measures at synagogues, mosques and other religious institutions of both faiths.As they have done countless times, CAIR takes an action done by Muslims and tries to spin it into a situation where Muslims are the victims. It tries to take advantage of the situation to score political points.
Most abhorrently, it implies that the Jewish community in America is threatening the Muslim community in America, to the extent that they need "security" protection.
This disgusting, sickening, terror-supporting organization is beyond contempt.