MCB Condemns Bombings in Istanbul

21 Nov 2003

The Muslim Council of Britain condemns yesterday’s twin bombings in Istanbul, Turkey, which has killed at least 27 people including the British Consul-General, Roger Short, and injured over 400 people.

“Our thoughts are with families of all the victims of this atrocity, including our fellow British citizens. It is becoming increasingly clear that the ‘war on terror’ advocated by President Bush is not working and unless we begin to seriously address the root causes of injustice behind the dreadful phenomenon of terrorism ordinary human beings will continue to pay the price of terror. In the wake of an escalating terrorist bombing campaign it is surely time we re-evaluated our strategy for defeating this terrible phenomenon”, said Mr Iqbal Sacranie, Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Britain.

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