The terrorist attacks against churches in Sri Lanka are grotesque
and shocking said the Muslim joint organization, Muslim Dialogue
Network (Muslimsk Dialognettverk, MDN) in Norway.
‘’Once again we witness God’s house being attacked. It is absolutely grotesque and shocking that churches and other “soft” targets are attacked” said Senaid Kobilica, MDN according to Vårt Land newspaper.
At least 290 people were killed in the coordinated attacks on Easter
Sunday in Sri Lanka, where three churches and three hotels were the
main targets. About 500 people were injured. The authorities believe
the local Islamist extremist group, National Thowheeth Jama’ath (NTJ) was behind the attacks and is investigating whether they were receiving international aid.
‘’Our thoughts go out to those who have lost their lives, and their relatives.
We hope and pray that the powers and brains behind such attacks make sense and put human life over their personal and political agendas’’ said MDN.
MDN consists of the five mosques that broke with the Islamic Council of Norway (IRN).
Catholic Norwegian Tamils are in grief after the Sri Lanka terror attacks Catholic Norwegian Tamils met at sorrowful Easter fairs in Norway a few hours after the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka which took 290 lives.
“I want to offer condolences to you all, and my prayers go out to you my brothers and sisters” said Padre Jeyanthan Pachchek during Sunday’s Mass according to Stavanger Aftenblad newspaper.
The chaplain said that the joyful Easter time was filled with anger,
shock, and confusion for Catholic Tamils in Stavanger.
‘’We have never heard of religious actions like this. There used to be conflicts related to language. This is not just a clash between religions, but terrorism. It’s deeply shocking’’ he told the newspaper.
© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today