ADC Condemns Bombing in Jordan
Washington DC, November 10, 2005–The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) extends its deepest sympathy to the people of Jordan, and to the families and loved ones of those effected by yesterday‘s bombings in Amman. According to the latest reports, three succeeding blasts killed more than 50 people, and injured at least 110 guests and employees at the Grand Hyatt, Radisson SAS Hotel, and the Days Inn. To read more about the bombing click http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4423008.stm
The explosions also tore through a wedding hall, which had approximately 300 guests in attendance. Among these were, noted filmmaker Moustafa Akkad. Akad‘s daughter was killed in the blast, while he sustained serious injuries. Akkad is best known of producing and directing “The Message,” a feature film about Islam, and “Lion of the Dessert,” which chronicles the Libyan resistance movement.
ADC President Mary Rose Oakar said, “Our thoughts and condolences go out to the people of Jordan. The full extent of this tragedy has yet to be determined, but it is certain that the international community must stand in solidarity against such a brutal and heinous act. ADC calls for a speedy and thorough investigation into this matter, and for those responsible to be brought to justice.”