By MM Desk
New Delhi: The President of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH), Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Umari has condemned the mass shooting of Muslim worshippers at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand in which 49 people were martyred and 20 injured. In a statement to the press, the JIH chief said “we are deeply saddened at the inhuman mass killing of Muslims in two mosques in New Zealand. We condemn the barbaric act of shooting innocent people of faith performing their Friday prayers and broadcasting it live on social media. It is a crime against humanity and its perpetrators must be caught and punished. ’’.
‘We appeal to all peace-loving citizens to come together and fight this menace of Islamophobia and ensure that peace and brotherhood prevails over violence and hatred’ he added.
Popular Front of India chairman E Abubacker has also expressed deep sorrow and shock over the gruesome killing of believers on Friday that took place at two Mosques, the Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Mosque, in Chirstchurch city in New Zealand. As many as 50 people have been reported to have died and so many people got injured. The victims are all innocent unarmed defenseless Muslim worshippers including children gathered for their Friday prayers.
“ The attack was inspired by hatred for Muslim, Islam and immigrants. Major and minor incidents of similar nature are becoming routine in the West. It is undeniable that this growing hatred corresponds to rise of right wing, white supremacist parties and leaders across Europe and America. In their attempt to advance their careers, politicians and media propagate hatred against minorities, immigrants and Muslims in their lands. Anti-Muslim campaigns are not controlled by Western governments. Now it threatens the very public life of Muslims in these countries. These attackers are more than mere individual fanatics gone mad. Not only fringe racial groups, even mainstream political parties in many countries are promoting such crimes. It is shameful that a micro-minority community counting less than 50,000 and amounts to only one percent of total population is projected in New Zealand as a threat to national security.”
‘Let this latest and worst incident of Muslim hate, prompt the sane elements in Europe and America to defeat Politics of Islamophobia and Media demonizing Muslims’ he added.