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Brother of Virginia Muslim Scholar Murdered in Iraq

BROTHER OF VIRGINIA MUSLIM SCHOLAR MURDERED IN IRAQ

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/14/07) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today offered its sincere condolences to the family of a prominent Muslim with relatives in the United States who was murdered in Iraq.

Family members reported to CAIR that Hamed Ali Al-Hanooti was kidnapped and murdered yesterday in Baghdad. Al-Hanooti was the brother of Sheikh Muhammad Al-Hanooti, a Muslim leader and scholar in the Washington, D.C. area.

Hamed Ali Al-Hanooti was the father of six children.

“To God we belong and to Him we return,” said CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad. “We offer our sincere condolences to the family of Hamed Ali Al-Hanooti and ask God to grant them patience in this time of adversity.”

 

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