Muslim community condemns bomb attack

The Maltese Ahmadiyya Muslim Community condemn a string of bombs that struck churches in five Nigerian cities on Sunday, leaving dozens dead and wounded on Christmas day.

A series of bomb attacks in Nigeria have left almost 40 people dead and many injured.
A series of bomb attacks in Nigeria have left almost 40 people dead and many injured.

Laiq Ahmed Atif, president of the Muslim Community in Malta said Christmas is a time of celebration and religious activities and described it as “a very special day for all the Christians around the world. These acts of violence and hatred against innocent citizens are provocative and inhuman.”

Atif said “The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, Malta strongly rejects, and unreservedly and categorically condemns such violent attacks on Churches, the places of worship, in Nigeria. These are no doubt, inhuman, heinous and cruel attacks, which should be condemned at every level. The Ahmadiyya Community condemns the attack in strongest terms, and demands the authorities to bring the culprits in front of justice as soon as possible.”

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community urged all the people to “exhibit their kindness to one-another, to show love and affection and for renewing ties of brotherhood and kinship so that peace in the best possible manner can be established in our societies.”

He also expressed the community’s deepest condolences to the victims' families. Atif said “We hope for swift action against the perpetrators of this heinous, inhuman and barbaric act.”

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Unfortunately the Ahmadiyya Muslims themselves are often victims of violence by followers of "mainstream" Islam.