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Islamic Circle of North America Condemns the London Bomb Attacks

July 7, 2005

Source: ICNA Press Release

http://www.icna.org/pr_london_attacks.htm

On July 7, 2005 an ICNA Press Release reported, "The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) is shocked and horrified at the several attacks on the people of London during the rush hour mass transit. We join everyone in condemning such acts of terror and senseless violence...

Islam holds the sanctity of human life at the highest regard, and shedding the blood of innocent people is considered most...

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Hindu American Foundation Condemns Attacks in UK and India

July 7, 2005

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/Content/Achievements/media_press_release_terroristatt.html

On July 7, 2005 the Hindu American Foundation reported, "With breaking news of the multiple bombings in London on July 7, 2005, coming just two days after a presumed Islamist terrorist attack on a Hindu temple in Ayodhya, India, the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) expressed condolences to the...

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Muslim and Christian Organizations Release Joint Statement Condemning Attacks

July 7, 2005

Source: Muslim Council of Britian and Churches Together in Britian and Ireland Press Release

http://www.mcb.org.uk/presstext.php?ann_id=151

On July 7, 2005 the Muslim Council of Britian and Churches Together in Britian and Ireland issued a joint press release condemning the terrorist attacks on the London public transit system. The joint statement expressed sympathy to the victims, condemned the attack in "the strongest possible terms," and said, "The scriptures and...

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Prime Minister�s First Statement on Bombings Mentions �Decent and Law-Abiding� Muslims

July 7, 2005

Source: Directgov

http://www.number10.gov.uk/output/Page7858.asp

On July 7, 2005 Directgov posted a transcript of a statement made by Prime Minister Tony Blair in response to the terrorist attacks on London's mass transit system. In the statement, after condemning the attacks, expressing condolences to the victims' families and those suffering injuries, and thanking the emergency services, Blair said, "In addition I welcome the statement that has been put out by the Muslim...

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Landmark Meeting of Muslim Scholars Acts to Limit Fatwas

July 7, 2005

Source: Al-Jazeera

Wire Service: AP

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/9CD70B11-FA3B-4DF9-9980-E5A7B2A8C2D3.htm

On July 7, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "The Muslim world's top scholars have agreed that fatwas, or religious edicts, should only be issued by clerics with religious authority. The move is meant to weaken statements by figures involved in fighting in Iraq who ordain violence. The three-...

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Hindu Council Condemns "Ghastly" Attack

July 7, 2005

Source: Hindu Council UK Press Release

http://www.hinducounciluk.org/pr48.htm

On July 7, 2005 a Hindu Council UK Press Release reported, "Hindu Council UK is appalled to see the terrorist attacks today on the London transport system and condemn, in the strongest terms, the ghastly and inhuman attack on the innocent public.

The Hindu religion, which has been viewed throughout history as the most peaceful, humane, civilised and cultured religion, has been facing these...

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American Muslim Voice Condemns London Bombings

July 7, 2005

Source: American Muslim Voice Press Release

http://www.amuslimvoice.org/html/body_london_bombings.html

On July 7, 2005 an American Muslim Voice Press Release reported, "The American Muslim Voice (AMV) vehemently condemns the barbaric bombings in London, this morning, causing death and injury to innocent people.

We reaffirm our principled position towards acts of terror, regarding them as cowardly acts of violence irrespective of the identity of the...

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Opinion: Muslims Must Condemn Bombings, Even Without Solid Link of Attacks to Muslim Group

July 7, 2005

Source: Muslim Wake Up!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/main/archives/2005/07/they_kill_we_co.php

On July 7, 2005 Muslim Wake Up! ran an opinion piece by Ahmed Nassef, editor-in-chief of MuslimWakeUp.com, on the terrorist attacks in London. Nassef writes, "When British Prime Minister Tony Blair first reacted to today’s tragedy in London, he did not put the blame on Al Qaeda--not enough evidence yet... However, he was certain that Muslims were behind...

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Opinion: London's Asians "Are Not a Ghettoized Minority, Vulnerable to Backlash"

July 7, 2005

Source: NCM/Pacific News Service

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=9156244a16109730081070d05c9b9454

On July 7, 2005 Pacific News Service ran an opinion piece by Sandip Roy, entitled "Notes from a Brown Man in London." Roy argues that South Asians in London are not a ghettoized minority, but "a new mainstream." He writes, "[B]eing Asian is no longer quite the threat it used to be. Ten years ago [Ansar...

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Muslim American Society Condemns Attacks in London

July 7, 2005

Source: Muslim American Society Press Release

http://www.masnet.org/takeaction.asp?id=2594

On July 7, 2005 a Muslim American Society Press Release reported, "The Muslim American Society (MAS) utterly condemns the heinous acts of terror that rocked the London transit system and killed and injured scores of innocent people. Our most heartfelt condolences and sympathies are extended to the bombing victims and their families.

We reiterate our consistent and principled...

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London Mayor Issues Statement About Attacks and Diversity of City

July 7, 2005

Source: Financial Times

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/dcdfe116-ef08-11d9-8b10-00000e2511c8,dwp_uuid=46d6f5a8-d260-11d8-b661-00000e2511c8.html

On July 7, 2005 the Financial Times published the text of a statement delivered by Ken Livingstone, mayor of London, in response to the terrorist attacks on the city's mass transit system. In his statement, Livingstone said, "I want to say one thing specifically to the world...

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Manchester’s Muslim Mayor Praises City’s Diversity

July 7, 2005

Source: South Manchester Reporter

http://www.southmanchesterreporter.co.uk/news/s/201/201695_praise_for_asian_mayor.html

On July 7, 2005 the South Manchester Reporter reported, "Manchester's first Muslim Lord Mayor attended a reception in his honour held by the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim community at their centre in Levenshulme. Lord Mayor Councillor Mohammed Afzal Kahn said: 'I have always enjoyed the organisational skills and dedication...

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