HE Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Jarwan, President of the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace, strongly condemned in a statement today the cowardly terrorist act that took place at Al-Rawda Mosque in Al-Arish, Egypt on Friday, 24 November 2017. He expressed to the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi deep sorrow and sadness in condolences to the souls of the martyrs, asking the Almighty to grant them mercy and peace in the afterlife, and to their families patience and solace, and to the injured quick recovery. Al-Jarwan had sent a condolences telegram to the President el-Sisi.
Al-Jarwan said that this brutal terrorist act that targeted the lives of innocent worshipers during Friday prayers violates the sanctity of souls, religion and place, in an act that has nothing to do with humanity or religion. He stressed his support of the wise Egyptian leadership and the great Egyptian people in this terrible event, confirming his certainty that the Egyptian leadership and armed forces will move forward in order to eliminate these rogue terrorist groups, and fight against their promotion of destructive acts and ideas that belong to no law or religion.
Al Jarwan stressed the need to combat such dark thinking in all possible ways, and the importance of confronting the ideas of such terrorist groups through a work that seeks to raise the values of tolerance and peace around the world and instill them in the hearts of the current and rising generations, alongside the force against these groups, which is what the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace seeks to achieve.