Al-Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed El-Tayyeb also condemned the series of coordinated bombings targeting churches and hotels in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo، which killed nearly 160 people and injured hundreds others.
“I cannot imagine how somebody would target innocent people on the day of their religious holiday celebration. These terrorists have violated all religious principles.”، Al-Tayyeb said.
He stressed that these brutal acts targeting innocent people and places of worship will not succeed in achieving their goals، and expressed trust in Sri Lanka’s ability to overcome this crisis.
Al-Tayyeb also offered condolences to the families of the victims and wishing the injured a speedy recovery.
A series of eight devastating bomb blasts ripped through high-end hotels and churches holding Easter services in Sri Lanka on 21 April، killing nearly 160 people، including dozens of foreigners.