|In the name of the allmighty and merciful God. In the name of all the religious men and women gathered in Milan on the occasion of the meeting of dialogue among religions and civilizations and of the prayer for peace, we appeal to the kidnappers of the two Italian girls who work in the voluntary and charitable organization "A Bridge for Baghdad", that works in the interest of Iraq and of the Iraqi people, and of the two Iraqis who work with them. We ask for their immediate and unconditioned release. This will honour Iraq's name. These deeds damage Iraq's interest sand are useful only to Iraq's enemies.
Milan, September 7th, 2004
Signed: The Iraqi delegation to the Peace Meeting of the community of Sant'Egidio.
Mohammad Mahdi Al Khalisi
Jawad Mahdi Al Khalisi
Mohammed Bachar Sharif Al Faidhi