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Nigerian-American Muslim Group Condemns Failed Plane Attack

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The National Council of
Nigerian Muslim Organizations in the United States of America today issued a statement condemning Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab's (left) attempted bombing of a
Northwest Airline flight into Detroit on Friday.

The
statement, issued by Mufutau R. Adeleke, the Council's General
Secretary, was released from the Council's ongoing annual convention in
Boston:

"On behalf of the
National Council of Nigerian Muslim Organizations in the United States
of America and thousands of Nigerian-Americans across the country, I
condemn the attempted terror attack on Christmas Day.

"The
National Council of Nigerian Muslim Organizations in the United States
of America condemns all acts of terrorism. Any human being who attempts
or commits acts of terror, murder, or any act of cruelty in the name of
a religion is not only destroying innocent lives, but is also debasing
the values of the faith of that religion. Neither such behavior nor the
individual involved represent Islam.

"Nigerian-American
Muslims are active promoters of peace and tolerance in the community.
We are currently holding our annual convention in Boston, with a major
focus on training our youth in the peaceful way of Islam to become the
next generation of upright Nigerian-American leaders.

"The
incident that occurred on Northwest Airline Flight 253 on Friday is an
attack on all Americans. The perpetrator neither represents Nigerian
Muslims nor Muslims in general. We encourage a thorough investigation
of the incident and full disclosure of the findings."

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