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http://www.iii.co.uk/shares/?type=news&articleid=4610101&action=article KANO, Nigeria (AFX) - Islamic clerics in northern Nigeria called on Muslim traders to boycott the US dollar in favour of the euro in protest against the US-led war on Iraq. The call was made at a televised session of the Council of Ulema, or Islamic scholars, at Aliyu Bin Abi-Talib mosque in the northern city of Kano, with chairman Umar Ibrahim Kabo calling the attack on Iraq "an attack on every Muslim". "The European countries have maintained their strong opposition to the aggression against Iraq and have refused to be fooled by America into supporting her unjustifiable crime," he added. "We should therefore encourage transactions with the euro and stop patronising the American dollar. We call on all Muslims of this country to boycott all American goods to protest this aggression against Iraq." The Hausa people of Northern Nigeria dominate the unofficial money-changing market in much of Nigeria, and normally deal in dollars, euros and sterling. abu/dc/yad/hjp _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk