Committee on International Relations
U.S. House of Representatives
Henry J. Hyde, Chairman

CONTACT: (202) 225-5021, July 12, 2006

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Hyde Condemns Terrorist Attacks on Commuter Rails in India
Warns Democracies to Remain Vigilant


(WASHINGTON) - U.S. Rep. Henry J. Hyde (R-IL), Chairman of the House Committee on International Relations, released the following statement after the terrorist attacks on commuter trains yesterday in Mumbai (Bombay) India:

Yesterday’s terrorist attacks, killing hundreds of innocent people and wounding scores more, represent the most cowardly and devastating types of attacks known to humanity. These poor souls were going about their daily lives, commuting to and from work, as we all do. There is no cause, no religious doctrine, no grievance, nor any alleged political movement that can justify such an atrocious taking of innocent human life, whether in New York, Washington, London, Madrid, Bogotá, Mumbai, or any other city in the world. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of India during this most difficult time.

Hyde further stated, “This latest attack is once again a warning and call for continued vigilance by democracies around the globe, where these modern-day terrorists live and often take advantage of the freedoms that democracies provide.”

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