Saudi Arabia condemns “terrorist” killing of US Muslims

A statement carried by Saudi Press Agency also condemned the killing of two people in Copenhagen as a terrorist act.

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Published: Sun 15 Feb 2015, 8:07 PM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 9:56 PM

Dubai - Saudi Arabia has condemned the killing in North Carolina of three American Muslim college students as a “heinous terrorist” act, and called for respecting religious beliefs and halting incitement against Muslims.

The statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency on Sunday also condemned as a “terrorist” act the attacks that killed two people in Denmark, one at a panel discussion that included an artist who caricatured the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and the other outside a synagogue.

In neighbouring Qatar, several thousand people held a march on Sunday in the capital Doha in solidarity with the families of the North Carolina victims.

The victims’ relatives are pressing for hate-crime charges against avowed atheist Craig Hicks, and the FBI is also investigating possible motives. Local police say a parking dispute sparked the murders.

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