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OIC Expresses Solidarity with Muslims in Sri Lanka

7 June 2017 01:07 am - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) the collective voice of the Muslim world stressed the its full solidarity with and support for the Muslim community of Sri Lanka against the apparent rising trend of violence instigated by extremists, which is spreading fear and mistrust among the population.

The OIC Secretary General Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen stressed his displeasure over the recent attacks taken place at the Muslim community in Sri Lanka at OIC official website.

“The reports of attacks on homes, businesses and mosques are of great concern and deeply regrettable,” it said.

While appealing for calm and peaceful relations between the communities, Dr. Al-Othaimeen urged the authorities to enforce the rule of law, investigate the incidents and bring the perpetrators to justice.

He noted that the Muslim community in Sri Lanka has a long standing presence in the country and a tradition of living in peace and harmony with their compatriots and contributing to the cultural and economic life of the country as a whole.

  Comments - 5

  • lankaman Wednesday, 07 June 2017 09:00 AM

    This government is also going down the same path to appease racists by bending the law

    K Kandage Wednesday, 07 June 2017 12:14 PM

    it is sad to note noone talks aboutatrocities committesd by Muslims in ME

    Mohamed Farook Wednesday, 07 June 2017 02:07 PM

    I Personally thank the Secretory General of OIC Dr,Yousef Al Othaimeen for the letter sent to the Sri Lankan Authorities. Honored Sir,if the Sri Lankan Government is not taking action its my advice to send back all NONE Muslims from Muslim countries restricting what ever is left in the banks with immediate effect

    Arnold Wednesday, 07 June 2017 03:40 PM

    No country has gone forward with racism. Sri Lanka could be a top tourism spot and a magnet for investment if not for the racism and civil war.

    udiya Thursday, 08 June 2017 07:18 PM

    great idea, Sri Lanka should do the same thing to Muslims,

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