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International Union of Muslim Scholars: “attack on Afghan mosque is a criminal act”


AA / Ankara

The International Union of Muslim Scientists on Saturday condemned the attack on a mosque during Friday prayers in the Afghan province of Kunduz, in northern Afghanistan, calling it “a criminal act”.

This is what emerges from a statement released by the Union, the day after the suicide attack on a Shiite mosque during Friday prayers in Kunduz, where several people were killed.

The International Union of Muslim Scientists condemns “any terrorist act which targets Sunnis and Shiites as well as all holy places without distinction”.

The statement also called on “the whole world to cooperate to achieve peace, prevent Islamophobia and hatred of religion.”

Union Secretary General Ali Al-Qaradaghi called these attacks “criminal”, whoever the perpetrator, stressing that “targeting places of worship and killing innocent people is” unacceptable “because it contradicts principles of Islam and other religions “.

Al-Qaradaghi also reiterated the Union’s firm position “against all forms of violence and terrorist acts against innocent people and to work to criminalize them whatever the motives and reasons”.

He also specified that “terrorism and racism are incompatible with human values, and constitute a danger for all humanity”, according to the same press release.

Around 100 people were killed and 200 injured in an explosion in Kunduz province on Friday, local media reported.

The terrorist organization “Daesh” claimed responsibility for the attack. It should be noted that Daesh recognizes most of the attacks that targeted the Shiites in Afghanistan.

On August 15, the Taliban seized power in almost all of Afghanistan, alongside the final phase of the US military withdrawal, which ended at the end of the same month.

* Translated from Arabic by Hajer Cherni

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