OIC Secretary General condemns Terrorist Attack in Kabul
Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation “OIC” Dr. Yusuf bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen condemned today the terrorist attack which took place in Kabul, Afghanistan, resulting in death of 80 people and wounding hundreds of others.
Al-Othaimeen stressed that the loss of innocent lives, especially in the month of Ramadan, the month of tolerance, is contrary to the basic values of any civilisation, affirming the stance of the OIC, which strongly rejects all acts of terrorism and violent extremism in all its forms and manifestations.
President Ashraf Ghani has condemned a massive bomb attack in Afghanistah’s capital Kabul, which killed at least 90 people, as “cowardly”.
A suicide attacker detonated a bomb hidden inside a tanker truck close to the heavily protected diplomatic area during the morning rush hour.
Paul Ryan calls Kabul attack an ‘unspeakable evil’
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., spoke out against the attack in Kabul, Afghanistan on Wednesday that killed 80 people and injured hundreds more, calling it a “gruesome reminder” that groups in the area are solely interested in terrorizing the region.
“I strongly condemn this attack in the Afghan capital of Kabul. This is another gruesome reminder that the Taliban, Haqqani network, al Qaeda, ISIS and their affiliates are only interested in terror and hate rather than ending two decades of bloodshed,” Ryan said in a statement.
“We must stand shoulder to shoulder with Afghanistan and all of our allies to defeat this unspeakable evil,” he added.
The attack, which officials described as a suicide car bombing, took place near the Afghan presidential palace and the German embassy early Wednesday and is one of the bloodiest attacks of the long-running Afghan war.
Wahidullah Majrooh, a spokesman for the Afghan Health Ministry, said 80 bodies, along with 350 wounded people were brought to area hospitals in the aftermath.
Paris’s Eiffel Tower to go dark for Kabul bombing victims
PARIS (AFP) – The lights at the Eiffel Tower will be switched off Wednesday night to honour the scores of victims from the huge truck bomb that struck Afghanistan’s capital, the Paris mayor said.
“The Eiffel Tower will again go dark from midnight tonight to show Paris’s solidarity with Kabul,” Mayor Anne Hidalgo said in a Twitter post.
“After Baghdad, Kabul has been the victim of a barbaric attack. Solidarity and thoughts for the victims and their loved ones,” she wrote.
The iconic monument’s lights had already been turned off on Tuesday night after a series of suicide blasts in Baghdad killed at least 42 as the Muslim holy month of Ramadan got underway.
OIC Secretary-General condemns deadly terrorist bomb attack in Kabul
JEDDAH, 31st May, 2017 (WAM)–The Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen, has condemned in the strongest term the terrorist attack that targeted the Zanbaq square, near the diplomatic area in Kabul, Afghanistan on Wednesday, during which more than 80 people were killed and hundreds others injured.
The Secretary-General of the OIC described the attack “as cowardly and barbaric,” stating, “Taking the lives of innocent people, especially in the month of Ramadan, the month of sacrifice and forgiveness, goes against the core values of any civilisation.”
Dr. Al-Othaimeen offered his condolences to the families of the victims, and to the people and government of Afghanistan. He urged them not to relent in their efforts of combating terrorism and building the country.
The Secretary-General of the OIC reiterated the principled position of the OIC that denounces any and all acts of terrorism and violent extremism in all forms and manifestations, just as “it categorically rejects any justifications for terrorism.”
PUC condemns terrorist attack in Kabul
Pakistan Ulema Council vehemently condemned terrorist attack in Kabul. In a message released here, Pakistan Ulema Council leadership denounced Kabul blast stating that terrorists, attack against innocent people is very condemnable.
Terrorists are enemies of humanity and these elements should not be associated with any particular religion and region. In a joint statement, leadership of Pakistan Ulema Council, said that Islam and Muslims should not be associated with terrorism and extremism. Islamic concept of Jehad has nothing to do with terrorism and extremism.
Muslim Ulemas and religious scholars have always condemned every bid of terrorism and extremism. Elements responsible for making killings of innocent people are enemies of Islam and teachings of Islam.
The joint statement of Pakistan Ulema Council leadership also stated that Afghan leadership instead of hurling allegations on neighbouring countries should take responsibility to correct internal situation of Afghanistan.
Pakistan Ulema Council condemns every terrorist activity and termed killings of innocent people either it is in Manchester or Kabul against attack on humanity. Pakistan Ulema Council endorse formation of Islamic Ideological Coalition on pattern of Islamic Military Alliance to annihilate menace of terrorism and extremism from Muslim world.
To form this ideological alliance, Pakistan Ulema Council has been in coordination with leadership of Muslim Ummah to form this coalition, said joint statement of Pakistan Ulema Council.