11:04 - April 24, 2019
News ID: 3468366
TEHRAN (IQNA) –  The Islamic Centre Hamburg condemned the brutal killings of Christian worshippers and other people in multiple terrorist bombings in Sri Lanka, stressing that killing and violence have nothing to do with divine religions.


In a statement, the center’s director Mohamamd Hadi Mofatteh said violence and massacre of people is condemned anywhere but even more so in places of worship.

He added that the root cause of Sunday’s tragic events in Sri Lanka, like the recent massacre of Muslim worshippers in two mosques in New Zealand, is extremism.

While those behind these atrocities call themselves followers of religions, violence and killing people run counter to the spirit of divine religions, the statement said.

It stressed that divine faiths have always promoted peace, friendship and peaceful coexistence and that any crime is against the teachings of Islam, Christianity and Judaism.

The Daesh terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the coordinated attacks by suicide bombers on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Sunday that killed more than 350 people and wounded about 500.

The victims came from more than a dozen countries, and included worshipers at Easter services. The first mass funerals were held on Tuesday outside one of the devastated churches, in western Sri Lanka. Many of the coffins bore the remains of children.

The authorities in Sri Lanka said the attack had been carried out by a local group, National Thowheeth Jama’ath, with help from international militants and possibly another local militant group, Jammiyathul Millathu Ibrahim.

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