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Today's US Strikes South of Baghdad

February 16, 2001

Regarding Today's US Strikes South of Baghdad:

American Muslims strongly condemn repeated US bombings of Iraq,
particularly today's strikes south of Baghdad. Bombing Iraqi
facilities thought to contain weapons are in most cases located in
residential areas, which usually results in killing innocent
civilians and worsening Iraqis' desperate situation following ten
years of sanctions. The sanctions have resulted in more than 1.7
million deaths, of which the majority were children below the age
of five. 

It is also our belief that bombing Iraq only bolsters Saddam's
position with the Iraqi people as protector of his country's
sovereignty against the US, and further jeopardizes US relations
with the people of the Middle East, which work against US
interests in the region.

We pray for the end of the bombings & sanctions, for the besieged
people of Iraq, for the relatives of the dead and injured, and for
the welfare of the Iraqi people who have suffered long enough in
the hands of Saddam Hussein and US actions, such as today's

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