American Muslims condemn attack targeting Christians by the Taliban on the auspicious day of Easter in Lahore, Pakistan.
Washington, DC, March 28, 2016 – Reuters News reports that at least 65 people were killed and 300 were wounded in a suicide bombing attack that targeted Christians on the auspicious day of Easter in the City of Lahore, Pakistan. Taliban groups that once had ties with Daesh claimed responsibility.
While we applaud the efforts of the Government of Pakistan to hunt down terrorists, we appeal to the Pakistanis religious leaders to reach out and counsel misguided individuals and groups. We have an obligation to restore peace on earth in the name of the prophet, who is a mercy to fellow humans.
We condemn all acts of terrorism unconditionally, and our hearts go out to the families of the victims and their loved ones. We pray with our hearts, souls and minds, asking God to guide us all to restore peace and a sense of security, especially to minorities among us.
We people of different faiths, races, and ethnicities must come together and remain united against terrorists who seek to tear us apart.
American Muslim Institution is the proactive voice for Muslims in America and we are committed to contributing towards building pluralistic societies.
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