American Muslim Imams Urge Release of Iraqi Civilian Hostages, Condemn Terrorism

November 5, 2004

Source: Chicago Tribune,1,3901059.story

On November 5, 2004 the Chicago Tribune reported, "Six American Muslim imams have urged the immediate release of all civilian hostages in Iraq and say Muslims involved in terrorism are 'betraying the values of the faith they claim to represent.' The Council on American-Islamic Relations, which sponsored the announcement just before release of Osama bin Laden's latest videotaped threat, is asking mosques, Muslim organizations and individuals across the nation to endorse the imams' statement via its Web site."