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Egyptian Americans and Muslim group condemn killings in Egypt
by Shahid Abdul-Karim
The Connecticut Council on American-Islamic Relations Friday condemned the bloody massacre of pro-democracy protesters in Egypt and called for the Obama administration to cut off aid to Egypt's military regime.
During a press conference Friday at the New Haven Register, CAIR-CT Executive Director Mongi Dhaouadi said President Barack Obama should end the flow of American taxpayer dollars to Egypt's military, after more than 600 people were killed Wednesday in a clash between the interim government and supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi.
""We welcome our own government's condemnation of the violent suppression of democratic rights, and we urge President Obama to move beyond condemnations to take concrete steps to help restore democracy and the rule of law in Egypt through dialogue," Dhaouadi said. "We condemn the killing of peaceful protesters and also condemn the reported attacks on Christian properties in Egypt."
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