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A LETTER FROM MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITIES COUNCIL OF NEW SOUTH WALES ABOUT THE TERRORIST ATTACK IN BEIRUT

MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITIES COUNCIL OF NEW SOUTH WALES

Dear Mr Raad,
Re: Terrorist attack in Beirut, Lebanon. When the terrible news of the series of co-ordinated terrorist attacks in Paris on 13th Friday came to us we were simply stunned and shocked. We were equally stunned and shocked when we also learned of the terrorist attacks in Bourj Al Baraajineh in South Beirut on Thursday 12 November, which unfortunately received less publicity.
We strongly condemn the callousness of the perpetrators as they murdered at least 41 innocent people and wounded many, many more. We join in spirit with the Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam in calling for unity in the face of attempts to create strife in Lebanon. On behalf of the Multicultural Communities Council of NSW, representing Australians of all diverse backgrounds, we wish to convey our sincere condolences to the families of the victims who died needlessly at the hands of those terrorists. We also hope and pray for those wounded to quickly recover, and for those suffering life-threatening injuries to soon move from a critical to a stable condition.
Although Lebanon and Australia are far apart geographically but we share the grief of the families of the victims and the plight of the Lebanese people and in particular the Australian Lebanese Community and our thoughts go out to them on their national day of mourning Please convey our message to the Lebanese Government and to the members of the Lebanese Community in Australia.
Yours sincerely,
Dr Anthony Pun, OAM

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