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  • "It is [President Pervez] Musharraf and [President] Bush who have created these suicide bombers," said Mr. Ghazi, a polite and erudite Islamic scholar who is about 50 years old. "I mean, the more you try to suppress them, the more they appear."

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  • "Whenever I hear the sounds of bullets, I feel that my sister has been harmed. We appeal to the government, we appeal to Ghazi, we appeal to everyone. I want my sister back," he said.

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