The JCMA unequivocally condemns the senseless and horrific acts of terrorism in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.
These attacks have has left us all feeling shocked and deeply saddened. The attacks included the targeting of worshippers on a holy day in sacred spaces dedicated to the worship of God.
No words can express the hurt caused by these attacks. JCMA president Ramzi Elsayed said, “Humanity is one body. When one part is in pain the whole body feels it.”
We extend our wholehearted sympathy and condolences to all victims including family, friends and community. We offer our prayers for the recovery of those injured, those traumatised, the first responders, emergency services and the Sri Lankan community.
Racial and religious extremism and violence has no place in our community and we unequivocally reject all forms of extremism and violence. The perpetrators of such acts are inhumane.
This atrocity has reinforced the importance of our mission in harnessing our religious traditions and values to not only spread understanding, goodness and virtue but also prevent and condemn intolerance, harm and evil.