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Agreed to Senate (07/25/2005)


109th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. RES. 210


Expressing sympathy for the people of Egypt in the aftermath of the deadly terrorist attacks on Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt on July 23, 2005.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 25, 2005

Mr. McConnell (for Mr. Frist) (for himself and Mr. Reid) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to


RESOLUTION

Expressing sympathy for the people of Egypt in the aftermath of the deadly terrorist attacks on Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt on July 23, 2005.

    Whereas on July 23, 2005, terrorists struck the Red Sea resort city of Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt, detonating explosives in a crowded hotel that killed dozens of the people of Egypt and foreign tourists from around the world, including a citizen of the United States, and injured approximately 200 others;

    Whereas the terrorist attacks on Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt were senseless, barbaric, and cowardly acts carried out against innocent civilians;

    Whereas Egypt is a friend and ally of the United States and in the past has endured terrorism against its innocent civilians;

    Whereas the people of the United States stand in solidarity with the people of Egypt in fighting terrorism;

    Whereas President George W. Bush immediately condemned the terrorist attacks on Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt and extended to the people of Egypt his personal condolences and the support of the United States; and

    Whereas Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice denounced the terrorist attacks on Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt and stated, “we continue, all of us in the civilized world, to face great challenges in terrorism, and we continue to be united in the view that terrorism must be confronted and that they will not succeed in destroying our way of life”: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Senate—

(1) expresses deep sympathies and condolences to the people of Egypt and the victims and the families of the victims for the heinous terrorist attacks that occurred in Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt on July 23, 2005;

(2) condemns the barbaric and unwarranted terrorist attacks that killed and injured innocent people in Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt;

(3) expresses strong and continued solidarity with the people of Egypt and pledges to remain shoulder-to-shoulder with the people of Egypt to bring the terrorists responsible for the brutal attacks on Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt to justice; and

(4) calls upon the international community to renew and strengthen efforts to—

(A) defeat terrorists by dismantling terrorist networks and exposing the violent and nihilistic ideology of terrorism;

(B) increase international cooperation to advance personal and religious freedom, ethnic and racial tolerance, political liberty and pluralism, and economic prosperity; and

(C) combat the social injustice, oppression, poverty, and extremism that breeds sympathy for terrorism.


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