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PRESS RELEASE : CONDEMNATION TOWARDS THE SUICIDE BOMBINGS IN SRI LANKA

CONDEMNATION TOWARDS THE SUICIDE BOMBINGS IN SRI LANKA

 

The Islamic State Group has claimed responsibility for the deliberate acts of terrorism that targeted the worshippers, tourists, including civilians across Colombo which have killed more than 320 innocent people.

 

Malaysia strongly condemns the attack and urges the Sri Lankan government to bring those responsible for the horrific crime to justice.

 

The terrorist acts clearly do not reflect Islam as a religion of peace. Islam brought peace in line with the principle of rahmatan lil alamin which means mercy for the whole universe, its contents, creations, including nature and mankind, Muslims and non-Muslims alike.

 

Malaysia also upholds the principle of ta'aayush fis-silmi, which stresses the peaceful coexistence of all. The Holy Quran in Surah 5: Verse 32 stresses on the sanctity of life: “Whoever kills an innocent person, it would be as if he had killed all mankind, and whoever saves a life, it would be as if he had saved all mankind”

 

The Government and people of Malaysia stand in solidarity with the Government and people of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. We pray for the strength and fortitude of the victim’s families, loved ones and those affected during this difficult time.

 

 

PUTRAJAYA

24 April 2019