Jeddah, Mar 15, 2019, SPA — Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Youssef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen condemned in the strongest terms, the heinous terrorist attacks against innocent Muslims, praying on Friday, 15 March 2019, at Al-Noor and Lindwood Mosques, in Christchurch City, New Zealand, resulting in killing more than 40 worshippers and injuring many others.
Al-Othaimeen said that this brutal crime had shocked and hurt the feelings of all Muslims around the world, and served as a further warning on the obvious dangers of hate, intolerance, and spreading of Islamophobia.
While expecting that the killer would be charged with the severest punishment, Al-Othaimeen urged the New Zealand authorities to hold an immediate and thorough investigation on this vicious attack.
He further urged the New Zealand Government to provide more protection to Muslim communities, living in the country.
21:16 LOCAL TIME 18:16 GMT