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Saudi Arabia condemns New Zealand mosque attacks

March 15, 2019
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RIYADH — Saudi Arabia has condemned the terrorist attacks in New Zealand mosques on Friday.

An official source at the Foreign Ministry said that Saudi Arabia condemns in the strongest terms possible the shootings at two mosques in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, which resulted in dozens of deaths and injuries.

The source reiterated Saudi Arabia’s denouncement of all forms of terrorism, regardless of its source. It added that terrorism has no religion and homeland, stressing the Kingdom’s position that all religions should be respected. SPA

Meanwhile, the Council of Senior Scholars has also strongly condemned the horrific terrorist attacks, targeting worshipers in two New Zealand mosques.

In a statement issued on Friday, the Council said: “While condemning in the strongest terms this ugly, barbaric crime carried out by extremist terrorists, we call upon the whole world, including all its countries, organizations and institutions to make racist speeches and discourses criminal offenses at the earliest as they lead to such barbaric terrorist incidents.”

The Council stressed that racist speech, which considers others an outcast and ought to be confronted, does not serve world peace and security that all the wise people of the world are calling for.

The council prayed to Allah Almighty to have mercy on the souls of the dead and expressed its warmest condolences to families of the victims. It also prayed to Allah to grant them patience, and consolation and quick recovery for the injured. – SPA


March 15, 2019
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