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Passed House without amendment (12/10/2008)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Condemns the barbaric November 26, 2008, terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India.

Expresses condolences and sympathy to the families and friends of those individuals who were killed in the attacks and to those individuals who were injured.

Joins with President George W. Bush and President-elect Barack Obama in expressing the solidarity of the people and government of the United States with the people and government of India.

Vows readiness to provide all appropriate assistance to the government of India in order to bring the terrorists responsible for the Mumbai attacks to justice.

Expresses the desire for improved coordination between the United States and India with the goal of combating terrorism and advancing international peace.

Rejects any effort to associate the Mumbai attacks with a particular people or faith.

Notes the government of Pakistan's condemnation of the attacks.

Calls upon the government of Pakistan to: (1) cooperate with the government of India to ensure that all those responsible are brought to justice; and (2) prevent its territory from serving as a terrorist safe-haven and training ground.

Calls upon nations around the world to strengthen efforts to: (1) dismantle terrorist networks and combat extremist ideology; (2) advance personal and religious freedoms, ethnic and racial tolerance, political liberty and pluralism, and economic prosperity; and (3) make international law enforcement, intelligence, and other resources available to the government of India to support a full investigation of the terror attacks.