MCB Urges Immediate Release of Norman Kember in Iraq

01 Dec 2005

The Muslim Council of Britain views with the gravest concern the abduction and continued detention of the British aid-worker and peace-activist, Norman Kember and his four colleagues in Iraq.

The MCB urges his captors to release Mr Kember and his colleagues immediately and allow them all to return to their families safe and unharmed.

‘Norman Kember is a man who cares deeply for the people of Iraq and his kidnap and continued detention is completely unjustifiable. Our faith of Islam holds in great esteem the peaceful bridge-building work that Mr Kember was involved in,’ said Sir Iqbal Sacranie, Secretary-General of the MCB.

Sir Iqbal said the MCB would continue to exert its utmost efforts and utilize all its influence to help secure the release of Mr Kember.

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