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Egypt’s Mufti and Awqaf min. mourn victims of terrorist attack on New Zealand mosques

Friday 15/March/2019 - 02:58 PM
The Reference

Egypt's Mufti Dr. Shawqi Allam denounced terrorist attacks that targeted two mosques in New Zealand, leaving scores of innocent people dead and injured.

In a statement on Friday, Allam said such terrorist attacks are prohibited by all heavenly religions' principles and values.

The mufti stressed the necessity of launching a plenary investigation into these cowardly attacks that target holy places of worship in Western societies.

He offered his sincere condolences to the families of the victims, wishing a speedy recovery for the injured

Awqaf Minister Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa has mourned the victims of a terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

The attack left 49 people dead and 20 others wounded.

In a statement released on Friday, the minister denounced the hideous attack that targeted innocent people as "the ugliest form of terrorism".

Also, Gomaa urged concerted international efforts to counter terrorism and their supporters, saying the international community should adopt a strict law labeling assault on places of worship as a crime against humanity and the blood-shedding of innocent people as a genocide crime, the statement added.

The minister offered his sincere condolences to the victims' families, wishing a speedy recovery for the wounded.