ACJU urges Govt to punish Easter attack masterminds
By Naalir Jamaldeen
On the occasion of the second year commemoration of the Easter attacks, the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) offered its condolences to the Christian community and condemned the attacks in which several lives were lost.
The General Secretary of ACJU, Ash Shaikh Akram Nooramith, made an open request to the Government to severely punish the masterminds and those involved in the attack and that it should be a lesson to all those involved in terrorist activity and promoting terrorism in the region as well as all over the world.
While reiterating the solidarity between Muslims and Christians, Ash Shaikh Nooramith also recalled several incidents where the Christian community all over the world raised a voice when Muslims fell into trouble. He said Good Friday and Easter Sunday were special occasions for the Christians and added that they we would like to send their prayers to the Catholic and Christian community of Sri Lanka and around the world.
“Jesus Christ is the central focus of Christianity and according to Islam he is considered as a Prophet and Great Messenger of Allah. The Common ground between Muslims and Christians can be built upon shared themes on various aspects such as moral and narrative elements from the life of Jesus,” the General Secretary said.
He said that barbaric attack carried out on innocent worshippers and others on 21 April 2019 was a merciless act influenced by enemies of humanity.