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Islamophobia post 9/11 responsible for NZ mosque attacks: Pak

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

on Friday said that increasing "Islamophobia" after the 9/11 terror attacks in the US was responsible for the attack on two mosques in that killed at least 49 worshippers.

"Strongly condemning" the terror attack on the mosques in New Zealand, Khan tweeted: This reaffirms what we have always maintained: that terrorism does not have a religion. Prayers go to the victims and their families."

At least 49 people were killed in attacks on the Al Noor in central Christchurch and the Linwood in the city's outer suburb, in what appeared to be the worst attack on Muslims in a western country.

Khan said that increasing after 9/11 was responsible for this act of terror and Muslims were demonised deliberately.

I blame these increasing terror attacks on the current post-9/11 where Islam & 1.3 bn Muslims have collectively been blamed for any act of terror by a Muslim. This has been done deliberately to also demonise legitimate Muslim political struggles, he tweeted.

also condemned the terrorist attack in in the strongest terms.

He expressed condolences over loss of innocent lives in the heinous attack.

tweeted that High Commission is in constant touch with the local authorities in to ascertain further details on the attacks.

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 17:05 IST