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The Iraqi Centre for Dialogue, Reconciliation and Peace

Press Release 6th May 2004

Top Sunni Cleric Returns to Iraq to Work for Peace

The ICDRP is pleased to announce the return to Iraq of one of the nation’s top Sunni Islamic Leaders Sheik Abdul Latif Humayem. The Sheik is the head of the Organization of the Peoples’ Islamic Conference based in Iraq and one of the most respected and well known Iraqi Islamic leaders. In returning the Sheik has committed himself to play a leading role in the work of the ICDRP and o do all in his power to work towards Reconciliation and Peace.

Sheik Abdul Latif Humayem said, “I shall work in this great land of Abraham to seek peace and reconciliation. We must all work towards the peaceful rebuilding of the nation of Iraq; we must be inclusive in involving all sections of the Iraqi society, without prejudice or discrimination, in the rebuilding of this great land. We must work towards the ending of all violence in Iraq while addressing in earnest its root causes”.

Sheik Abdul Latif will be meeting with other key religious leaders and members of the CPA in order to take forward plans for peaceful the resolution of the present crisis.

Further information is available from:
(English) The Rev’d Canon Andrew White Senior Advisor to the ICDRP 07901360139 Iraq No. UK mobile 07778782324

(Arabic) Fadel Alfatlawi Special Assistant to Canon White 07901325340

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