World Muslims Condemn Nigeria Attacks
By Rizwan Khatik - Mon Dec 26, 1:02 pm
WORLD CAPITALS: Muslim organizations worldwide have condemned bomb attacks on three Nigerian churches during a Christmas Mass in the outskirts of Abuja, saying those attackers do not represent true Islam.
“We condemn the unconscionable and inexcusable attacks on Nigerian churches and offer sincere condolences to the loved ones of those killed or injured,” the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said in a press release obtained by OnIslam.net on Sunday, December 25.
The world was rattled on Sunday by news about three attacks that targeted churches in Nigerian capital Abuja, killing at least 30 people and injuring scores.
A radical Islamist group, Boko Haram, has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Voicing strong Muslim condemnations for the terrorist attacks, Islamic Supreme Council of Canada founder, Imam Syed Soharwardy, has spoken out against the church bombings in Nigeria.
“This is an extremely deplorable crime … It’s not Islam. This is an un-Islamic action”, said Imam Soharwardy.
Joining world condemnations, the Muslim Council of Britain had said in a statement that faithful Muslims should not tolerate attacks on houses of worship, including those of Christians.
“There is nothing in our faith of Islam that can condone attacks on places of worship or on Christians as we have seen today,” Muslim Council of Britain secretary general Farooq Murad said in a statement published by Express newspaper.