MPAC Condemns Bomb Blasts Targeting Hindus

Washington, DC: The Muslim Public Affairs Council March 8 condemned the twin bomb blasts which took place in Hinduism's holiest city, Varanasi, killing at least 20 people and injuring dozens more. The attacks took place at a train station and a temple in what is a great religious center for Hindus and one of their most sacred places of pilgrimage, being visited by millions of people every year.
“MPAC unreservedly condemns this and all similar terrorist acts and calls upon the Indian authorities to make all possible efforts to apprehend the culprits.
"We call on all decent human beings not to lose heart and to stay determined to work together across barriers of race, faith and nationality, to rid the world of the scourge of terrorism," said Executive Director Salam Al-Marayati. "We offer condolences to the families of the victims."
Islam does not tolerate the use of terrorism for any purpose, regardless of the identity of the aggressors or the nature of their motives. MPAC condemns the exploitation of people and issues, regardless of the perpetrators and their justifications.



Editor: Akhtar M. Faruqui
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