OIC Secretary General Strongly Condemns the Terrorist Shootings at Two Mosques in New Zealand
15/03/2019- The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Youssef Al-Othaimeen, condemned in the strongest terms, the heinous terrorist attack against innocent Muslims praying on Friday, 15 March 2019, at Al Noor and Lindwood Mosques, in Christchurch City, New Zealand, that killed more than 40 Muslims and injured many others.
Al-Othaimeen stated that this brutal crime had shocked and hurt the feelings of all Muslims around the world, and served as a further warning on the obvious dangers of hate, intolerance, and Islamophobia. While expecting that the killer would be charged with the severest punishment, Al-Othaimeen urged the New Zealand Authorities to hold an immediate and thorough investigation on this vicious attack. Al-Othaimeen further urged the New Zealand Government to provide more protection to the Muslim communities living in the country.
The OIC Secretary General conveyed his deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families, while expressing his wishes that Allah the Almighty showers the souls of the deceased with mercy, forgiveness, and eternal peace, and bless those who are injured with fast recovery.