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World on the edge: Leaders condemn the dastardly acts

World on the edge: Leaders condemn the dastardly acts

'This heinous crime and targeting of places of worship represents a brutal escalation of extremist groups wearing the mantle of religion to justify their barbaric acts.'

By (Wam)

Published: Sat 27 Jun 2015, 2:02 AM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:53 PM

A Kuwaiti man with blood-stained clothes reacts as he sits at the site of a suicide bombing that targeted the Al-Imam Al Sadeq mosque during Friday prayers on June 26, 2015, in Kuwait City. Photo: AFP

ABU DHABI - Shaikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Foreign Minister, strongly condemned in the strongest terms the heinous terrorist crime that targeted the Imam Al Sadiq Mosque in Sawabir district in the centre of Kuwait City, today, national news agency wam reported.

He stressed in a statement the full support of the UAE leadership, government and people with the sisterly state of Kuwait, along with its their leadership, government and people in the face of adversity and common struggle against the terrorism and extremism.

Shaikh Abdullah noted that 'This heinous crime and targeting of places of worship represents a brutal escalation of extremist groups wearing the mantle of religion to justify their barbaric acts', adding that Islam is completely innocent of responsibility for such acts. He warned of sectarian strife, which these organisations are trying to drag the region into it.

The UAE Foreign Minister further expressed his sadness and deep regret at the loss of innocent lives, extending the UAE's sincerest condolences to the Government, people of Kuwait and the families of the victims. He also wished a speedy recovery for the injured.

He urged the international community to unite ranks and collaborate to discharge its responsibilities in the fight against terrorists and extremist groups.

Amir of Kuwait condemns blast at Imam Al Sadiq Mosque

Kuwait -- His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah condemned on Friday the blast that took place at the Imam Al Sadiq Mosque in the Al Sawaber area in downtown Kuwait City, killing and injuring scores of worshippers.

His Highness said that the perpetrators of this criminal act did not take into consideration that it was being committed in the holiest month in the Islamic calendar.

The blast was meant to tear asunder the fabric of the well-knitted Kuwaiti society by fomenting sectarian divisions and conflicts, His Highness said, but that would not happen as Kuwaitis value their unity and societal solidarity.

As quoted by KUNA, His Highness emphasized that security authorities were investigating the incident thoroughly and would eventually catch the criminals behind the blast and bring them to justice.

The Amir took this opportunity to extend his condolences to families of the dead and injured, wishing speedy recovery for the injured victims of this heinous act of terror.

Arab Parliament condemns attack

CAIRO - The Arab Parliament has condemned, in the strongest terms possible, Friday’s terrorist bombing at the Imam Al Sadiq mosque in Sawabir district in Kuwait.

Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Jarwan, Speaker of the Arab Parliament, said in a statement today that 'such terrorist acts that seek to destabilise the Arab world’s security are backed by those who bear hostility against the Arab and Islamic nation.'

'They will never succeed in creating a wedge in Kuwait and the Arab world’s ranks,' he added, noting that Kuwait will always remain stable, safe and coherent under the wise leadership of His Highness Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, Amir of the State of Kuwait.

Jarwan strongly condemned the time and place in which the terrorists carried out their disgraceful act, denouncing the attack on the worshipers in the mosque while performing Friday prayers during the holy month of Ramadan, given its sanctity to the Arabs and Muslims.

He noted that 'such attacks, which do not respect the sanctity of the place nor the time nor the religion or conscience, show beyond any doubt the obscurantist and deviationist thoughts that rogue terrorist entities hold', adding 'we must all fight and detect malicious and destructive plans of these groups.'

Jarwan, on behalf of all Arab people, extended deep condolences to the Amir of Kuwait and the families of the victims who died during this cowardly terrorist attack. May almighty Allah rest their souls in eternal peace. 

GCC countries condemn Imam Al-Sadiq Mosque blast in Kuwait

RIYADH - The GCC countries condemned the blast at Imam Al Sadiq Mosque in Kuwait city during the afternoon Friday Prayers that killed 25 people and wounded 202 others.

GCC Secretary-General Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani described the blast in a statement as a 'terrible crime' that runs counter to all Islamic values and principles, affirming that all member states support Kuwait in taking any measures so as to protect its security and stability.

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