The board, staff, members and volunteers of the Florida office of the
Council on American-Islamic Relations condemn the beheadings of civilians
in Iraq by a group claiming links to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the United
States' most wanted man in Iraq.
As American Muslims, we condemn these heinous murders and repudiate those
who deviate from authentic Islamic teachings by committing brutal acts of
violence in the name of religion.
We call on people of all faiths and cultures to stand with us, united
against extremist ideologies that contradict the teachings and message of
As people of conscience, we unequivocally reject the claim that any cause
could possibly be advanced by the killing of civilians.
AHMED BEDIER, Florida communications director, CAIR, Tampa
CONTACT: Ahmed Bedier, 813-731-9506, email@example.com; Altaf Ali,
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