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NZ Muslims Strongly Condemn the Terrorist Attack in Egypt

28 November 2017


NZ Muslims Strongly Condemn the Terrorist Attack in Egypt

The Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand Inc. (FIANZ) and the Muslim community in New Zealand were shocked and saddened by the news of attacks at the Al Rawdah Mosque, North Sinai region of Egypt. As a result of this brutal attack 305 people died including 28 children. Scores have been injured in this terrible incident which is believed to be the deadliest terrorist attack in Egypt.

“This despicable act caused by whosoever on the innocent people especially those who were at a Mosque to attend the congregational Friday prayer, is senseless, shameful and totally against the teachings of Islam”, said Mr Hazim Arafeh, President of FIANZ.

Islam promotes peace and security to all mankind. It does not allow any lawless action against innocent people and their property, no matter when, where, or under what pretext such action might be taken. Islam denounces all kinds of terrorism. “Killing of innocent people is prohibited in Islam. Those who carried out this atrocious crime must be some insane criminals who must be brought to justice”, said Mr Hazim.

We most strongly condemn this malicious crime and an unjustified act against humanity. The Federation also calls on the Egyptian authorities to bring the perpetrators of this vicious act to justice.

In these difficult times, we stand in solidarity with our Egyptian brethren and supplicate to Allah Almighty to give the families of those who have lost their loved ones the forbearance and fortitude to bear the loss and also for the speedy recovery of those injured in this terrible tragedy.


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