Organization of the Islamic Conference Condemns Terrorist Acts in Mosul and Baghdad

August 12, 2009

The Secretary General of the Jeddah-based Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, has condemned in the strongest terms the lethal bombings, which targeted a large number of Iraqi civilians in the cities of Mosul and Baghdad, killing and wounding about two hundred people.
In a statement issued yesterday, Ihsanoglu expressed his shock and dismay over the targeting of people in public places, dubbing the bombings as criminal acts.  He urged the Iraqi people to stick to the unity of their country and avert getting lured by such attempts that use the blood of innocent people to serve criminal objectives and seek to stir sedition in order to pull Iraq back into the gloomy days of sedition and strife.

The Secretary General also conveyed his deep sympathy and sincere condolences to the Iraqi leadership and people, especially the families of the victims who lost their lives due to these terrorist attacks. He wished the injured a speedy recovery and Iraq greater security and stability.

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