EXPRESSING SYMPATHY FOR THE PEOPLE OF EGYPT; Congressional Record Vol. 151, No. 102
(Senate - July 25, 2005)

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  Mr. WARNER. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Senate 
now proceed to the consideration of S. Res. 210, which was submitted 
earlier today.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will report.
  The legislative clerk read as follows:

       A resolution (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.

  There being no objection, the Senate proceeded to consider the 
  Mr. REID. Mr. President, this evening the Senate will agree to a 
resolution expressing our condolences to the people of Egypt for the 
deadly terrorist attacks that swept the resort of Sharm el-Sheik this 
past weekend.
  Hundreds were injured, and probably when it is all over, more than 
100 will have died after terrorists detonated four large bombs in a 
crowded hotel in this seaside resort.
  Among the dead was an American, Kristina Miller, of Las Vegas, NV. 
Kristina was a daughter of Nevada and a citizen of the world. A 1996 
graduate of Durango High School, Kristina was remembered by her friends 
as good-hearted, popular, and always adventurous.
  She was in London on July 7 when the terrorists struck the mass 
transit system of London. She survived those attacks unscathed and 
decided to go to Egypt on vacation when these tragic attacks occurred 
at the resort she chose to go to.
  Acts of terror, such as that which took her life, are a tragedy no 
matter where they occur, but the loss of one of our own spreads 
personal sadness across Nevada and the entire country. They also 
generate a sense of resolve and solidarity to hunt down and to bring to 
justice the thugs responsible for these heinous acts.
  I am glad the Senate will speak with one voice in condemning these 
barbaric acts, and I personally extend my deepest sympathy to the 
victims, especially the family and friends of Kristina Miller.
  Mr. WARNER. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the 
resolution be agreed to, the preamble be agreed to, and the motion to 
reconsider be laid upon the table.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.
  The resolution (S. Res. 210) was agreed to.
  The preamble was agreed to.
  The resolution, with its preamble, reads as follows:

                              S. Res. 210

       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 
       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 
       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 
       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, 
       (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; 
       (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.