Al Azhar Islamic institution strongly condemned on Friday the deadly terrorist attack that took place late Thursday in Paris' Champs-Elysees, killing a French policeman and injuring two others. A female foreign tourist was also injured.
Al Azhar affirmed his rejection to such terrorist acts، which are contrary to the teachings of Islam، all divine laws، traditions، humanitarian norms and international laws.
The Islamic institution reiterated its call for the need to coordinate international efforts to develop a global strategy to eliminate terrorism and rid the world of its evil.
Al Azhar extended its sincere condolences to the French President، government and people over the victims of the attack، wishing speedy recovery for the injured.
The Islamic State (IS) terrorist organization claimed its responsibility for the attack. The French police arrested three family members of the gunman killed in an exchange of fire with police on Champs-Elysees.
Another man whom Belgian authorities had flagged to their French counterparts over possible involvement in the Paris shooting on Thursday turned himself in to police in Belgium’s northern city of Antwerp، according to Belgium news agency Belga.