The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada condemns the attack that took place on multiple Churches and hotels across Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. It has been reported that this gruesome act of terror purportedly killed over 200 people and injured numerous more. Islam forbids all forms of terror and extremism. The founder of Islam, the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), placed a strong emphasis on especially protecting places of worship. The Holy Qur’an specifically teaches that Muslims must defend and protect all places of worship.
“It truly grieves us to hear of yet another senseless attack on innocent people. We are praying for the rapid recovery of the wounded,” says National President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama`at Canada, Mr. Lal Khan Malik. “We condemn this heinous act and offer our sincerest sympathies to the victims and their families.”
“All forms of terror and extremism are completely against the true teachings of Islam,” said Mr. Lal Khan Malik, “The Holy Qur’an says to kill even one innocent person is akin to killing all of humanity.”