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Monday, September 27, 2004

Muslim, Christian leaders appeal for UK hostage release


LIVERPOOL, England (CNN) -- Muslim and Christian religious leaders in the hometown of a British hostage facing death in Iraq have appealed for his captors to free him.

"In the name of God, the merciful one, we as Muslim and Christian leaders in Liverpool appeal to you as believers to have mercy on Kenneth Bigley," said Akbar Ali, the chairman of Liverpool Mosque and Islamic Institute.

Joining Ali at the news conference on Thursday was James Jones, Liverpool's Anglican Bishop.

"We're appealing to them on the grounds of their own faith and their own faith in the God of mercy to be merciful, to have compassion in this situation and to release Mr. Bigley," Jones said.

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