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Friday, November 26, 2004

Senior Muslim reaches out to Catholics


Weston ยท In a gesture of sympathy and outreach, local Muslim leader Altaf Ali on Thursday stood before the parishioners of St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church and condemned recent militant attacks on Catholic churches in Baghdad, insisting the violence ran counter to the "true tenet" of Islam.

The Thanksgiving speech, delivered before a hushed congregation, referred to a string of bombings at churches in Baghdad, including predawn assaults on Oct. 16, the first day of Ramadan, that killed three and injured about 40 civilians.

"Your suffering is my suffering. Your sorrow is my sorrow. Your happiness is my happiness," said Ali, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Miami. "We are brothers and sisters in faith."

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