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CAIR Welcomes Darfur Peace Accord Brokered by State Dept.

CAIR WELCOMES DARFUR PEACE ACCORD BROKERED BY STATE DEPT.
Letter to Dep. Sec. of State Zoellick ‘commends’ his brokering of peace accord

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/5/06) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today welcomed the announcement of the peace accord between the major parties involved in the tragic Darfur conflict.

In a letter to United States Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick, who brokered three days leading to the peace accord, CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad wrote:

“As one of the first American Muslim organizations to join the ‘Save Darfur’ Coalition, CAIR has always called for the peaceful resolution and ending the brutal suffering of the innocent people of Darfur.

“Your leadership, wisdom and knowledge on this pressing global crisis brought the needed intervention to resolve this crisis in a peaceful manner and we commend you for this truly noble achievement.”

Awad also congratulated the Sudanese government, the African Union, and the largest rebel faction of the Sudan Liberation Army for their roles in reaching the agreement.

CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, 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.

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CONTACT: CAIR Communications Coordinator Rabiah Ahmed, 202-439-1441, E-Mail: rahmed@cair-net.org CAIR National Legal Director Arsalan Iftikhar, 202-415-0799 E-Mail: arsalan@cair-net.org

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