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20 September, 2001
The Muslim religious leaders of Thrace, northeastern Greece, on Thursday expressed their condolences to the U.S. embassy in Athens over the horrific events that took place in New York and Washington D.C. on Sept. 11.
The three muftis, religious leaders to Greece's Islamic community of Thrace, expressed their sorrow to U.S. President George Bush and the American people over the terrorist attacks in the US.
In their telegrams to the embassy, Xanthi prefecture Mufti Emin Memet Sinikoglou, Rodopi prefecture Mufti Metso Cemali, and Evros prefecture Mufti Serif Memet Damatoglou noted that terrorism is outside the logic of religion and it is flatly condemned by all of humanity.
They stated that they were "shaken by the events in New York, before which all the world regardless of religion, ideology or world-view remains speechless".
They added that they pray along "with all the religious leaders and the common people, for the souls of those that unduly perished by an act of irrationality and extremism".
Source: Athens News Agency