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CAIR Condemns Attack on Baghdad Neighborhood


(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/23/06) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today condemned an attack on a Baghdad neighborhood that left at least 160 civilians dead.

The attack, using car bombs and mortars, was the deadliest act of sectarian violence since the Iraq war began.

SEE: Attack on Baghdad Shiite Slum Kills 160 (AP)

In a statement, CAIR said:

“We condemn this brutal and inexcusable attack on innocent civilians and call for an immediate end to the ongoing cycle of sectarian violence in Iraq. No cause can be served by acts that only serve to fuel hatred and to promote further violence.”

CAIR has 32 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

CONTACT: CAIR national Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, E-Mail:


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