Date: March 15, 2019
For Immediate Release
ISCC and MAT Strongly Condemn Attacks on New Zealand Mosques
Memorial Service (Fateha) and a Press Conference today at 2:00 PM at the Genesis Centre, Calgary
(Calgary, Alberta) Islamic Supreme Council of Canada (ISCC) and Muslims Against Terrorism (MAT) strongly condemn yesterday’s terrorist attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand in which more than 50 worshipers were dead and dozens were wounded. “This is nothing but terrorism against Muslims. This is nothing but hate against Muslims. This is nothing but Islamophobia”, said Imam Syed Soharwardy, the founder of Muslims Against Terrorism and the Islamic Supreme Council of Canada. ISCC and MAT demands that the United Nations and all countries must declare Islamophobia hate and punishable crime. Islamophobia is flourishing and it must stop.
ISCC and MAT appreciates the Prime Minister of New Zeeland’s speech in which Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern not only condemned the attacks but declared that these attacks are on all New Zealanders. We must unite against hate. ISCC and MAT express deep sympathies and solidarity with the Muslim community of New Zealand. We stand shoulder to shoulder with our brothers and sisters in New Zealand. We pray for the victims.
Today at 2:00 PM ISCC and MAT will be holding memorial service (FATEHA) for the victims of terrorism at the Christchurch mosques in News Zealand after the Friday prayer at the Genesis Centre of Community Wellness, 7555 Falconridge Blvd., NE Calgary. Also, Imam Syed Soharwardy and other Calgary Imams will be holding a joint press conference after the Friday prayer at the Genesis Centre, Calgary NE (Gymnasium in basement).
For any inquiries please contact Imam Syed Soharwardy at 403-831-6330 OR 416-994-5467.