Source: CAIR Press Release
On April 2, 2005 a CAIR Press Release reported, "A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today offered condolences on the death of Pope John Paul II. The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said in a statement: 'Muslims worldwide respected Pope John Paul II as an advocate for justice and human rights. His message of international peace and interfaith reconciliation is one that will reverberate for decades to come. We offer our sincere condolences to members of the Roman Catholic Church and to all those who seek a more peaceful world.'"