Sufi Thareeqas in SL condemn New Zealand terror attack

In a letter addressed to the High Commissioner of New Zealand in Sri Lanka Micheal Appleton, the Supreme Council of Sufi Thareeqas in Sri Lanka (SCOT-SL) condemned the extremist attack which unfolded in Auckland today (03).

“The recent extremist incident by the lone attacker in Auckland is strongly condemned by the Muslim community in Sri Lanka. We firmly believe that this vicious attack does not represent any race, religion or nationality but is an act carried out by an extremely condemned ideology which is not accepted or supported by anyone in Sri Lanka,” the SCOT-SL said.

It was also mentioned that such misguided individuals have been radicalised by many new teachings that have crept into the minds of today’s youth and surmounted untold difficulties to the traditional Muslims of the world.

“The ideologies have no place in our island nation and as such, are banned in Sri Lanka. We vehemently oppose this kind of behaviour and carnage,” the letter noted.

The SCOT-SL concluded by stating that they continue to be on the side of New Zealand, while expressing sympathies and prayers to the nation in this hour of grief.