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Muslim bodies condemn New Zealand mosques attack

IANS  |  New Delhi 

A number of prominent Muslim bodies in on Friday condemned the terrorist attack on two mosques in New Zealand's Christchurch in which at least 49 people were killed.

said that the incident was painful and condemnable.

"This is very painful and should be condemned in the strongest word. We, the Muslims, need to think as to why such incidents are happening. Of course, it is Islamophobia, but we need to look inwards as to what is wrong with the 'ummah' (community)," Madni told IANS.

Expressing shock over the incident, Navaid Hamid, of All Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat, an umbrella body of various Muslim organisations, said: "No words to express shock and grief over the killing of peaceful worshipers at Christchurch in terror attack."

"My heart goes to the bereaved families who are victims of Islamophobia created by western policies in the last 20 years," he added.

He also questioned Narendra Modi's silence over the incident. However, the has expressed his "shock" over the accident in a letter to his counterpart

At least 49 people were killed when gunmen said to be whites opened indiscriminate fire at two mosques in Christchurch city on Friday in what a Ardern said was a terror attack.



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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 21:34 IST