The Muslim Council of Elders under the Chairmanship of the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb strongly condemns the terrorist attacks targeting a mosque in the city of Peshawar in Pakistan which resulted in the deaths and injuries of scores of innocent civilians.
The Council reiterates its categorical rejection of such terrorist attacks and violence, which contradict the teachings of all religions as well as international laws and norms protecting freedom of religion and prohibiting the targeting of places of worship. This is something that has been reiterated within the Document on Human Fraternity, which was co-signed by His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar and Chairman of the Muslim Council of Elders and His Holiness Pope Francis, Pontiff of the Catholic Church which called on people to refrain from using the name of God to justify acts of murder, exile and terrorism.
The Muslim Council of Elders calls for united international efforts to uproot all forms of violence, extremism, hate and terrorism. It also extends its utmost condolences to the families of the victims of the attack while praying for a speedy recovery for the wounded.