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US Congressman condemns Mumbai terror attack

November 28, 2008 04:22 IST

Congressman Joseph Crowley, a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the United States House of Representatives and the former chair of the Caucus on India and Indian Americans, has condemned the terror attack on Mumbai.

Crowley, a key leader on South Asian affairs in the US Congress, has led several Congressional delegation trips to India.

In a statement released to the press, Crowley said, "My prayers and condolences go out to the people of Mumbai, their friends and families across the world, including many in my district affected by these acts of terrorism. Those responsible for these cowardly attacks will be brought to justice.

"As we have seen over the last 24 hours, terrorism is not a threat to the West alone. This horrific event serves as a wake up call to the global community. We need to come together to fight terrorism at its root -- poverty and autocratic rule. We need to expand international anti-terrorism cooperation, humanitarian efforts and the promotion of democracy world-wide.