The Muslim Council of Elders, under the Chairmanship of His Eminence Dr Ahmed El-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar strongly condemns the cowardly terror attacks carried out in a number of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on the morning of Easter Sunday, which resulted in hundreds of casualties and injuries.
The Council vehemently denounces such despicable attacks which go against the teachings of all religions and creeds as well as international laws and social norms. The Council also stresses the urgent need to intensify international efforts towards countering all forms of terrorism.
The Muslim Council of Elders also emphasizes that attacks on innocent civilians celebrating a religious holiday proves that the persons who carried out these attacks are nothing more than inhumane cowards.
The Council extends its utmost condolences to the people of Sri Lanka, and in particular the families of the victims while wishing the wounded a speedy recovery.