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Muslim Council, world leaders condemn Easter Sunday serial blasts in Sri Lanka

Muslim World League has also expressed its condemnation and denunciation of the series of terrorist bombings

Sunday April 21, 2019 8:18 PM, ummid.com & Agencies

Muslim Council of Sri Lanka Condemn Blasts

[The image has been posted on Twitter by a user Sameen who wrote I being a Muslim strongly condemn the Terrorist Attack in Sri Lanka. Terrorism has no religion.]

Colombo: The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka (MCSL) and world leaders have condemned the Easter Sunday attacks which took place at three churches and as many hotels in the island.

In a statement issued soon after the blasts, the Muslim Council of Sri Lanka (MCSL) called them a "deliberate attempt to create panic and disrupt civil life."

The Council while adding that the fundamental teachings of all faiths being peace and justice, said it strongly condemned violence and extremism in all its forms.

In addition, the Council called on the President and the Government to conduct a comprehensive inquiry and to seek justice regarding the "perpetrators of this heinous crime."

The Muslim World League (MWL) has also expressed its condemnation and denunciation of the series of terrorist bombings in the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

Secretary General of Muslim World League (MWL), Chairman of the Board of Directors of the World Organization of Muslim Scholars, Sheikh Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa said that these acts of brutality reflect with great pain the level of evil carried by terrorist ideology that threatens everyone without exception.

Condemning the deadly attack, Indian President Ram Nath Kovind said: "India condemns the terror attacks in Sri Lanka and offers its condolences to the people and government of the country.

"Such senseless violence, aimed at innocent people, has no place in civilized society. We stand in complete solidarity with Sri Lanka", he added.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan tweeted: "Strongly condemn the horrific terrorist attack in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday resulting in precious lives lost and hundreds injured. My profound condolences go to our Sri Lankan brethren."

Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli posted: "I am deeply saddened by multiple bomb blasts and killings of innocent people in Sri Lanka."

"The acts of violence against churches and hotels in Sri Lanka are truly appalling, and my deepest sympathies go out to all of those affected at this tragic time," British Prime Minister Theresa May tweeted.

"We must stand together to make sure that no one should ever have to practice their faith in fear," she added.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez added: "I most vehemently condemn the terrible attacks in Sri Lanka. It makes us weep to think of the dozens of victims who were celebrating Easter. The terror and barbarity will never crush us."

The President of the European Council said Europe stood ready to support Sri Lanka at this juncture.

"I offer my heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims who had gathered to worship peacefully or come to visit this beautiful country," the official tweeted.

The Catholic Churches in the Holy Land on Sunday too expressed shock.

"How difficult, angry, and sad these news are, especially as these attacks came while Christians celebrate Easter," Wadie Abunassar, advisor to Church leaders in the Holy Land, said in a statement from Jerusalem.

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