Nadeem Nusrat, chairman of Voice of Karachi (VOK) on Thursday joined various other leading organizations of US capital Washington DC in a vigil at the lawns of Capitol Hill in a show of solidarity with victims of the Easter-Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka.
Media Cell, Washington D.C, 10th May 2019:
Nadeem Nusrat, chairman of Voice of Karachi (VOK) on Thursday joined various other leading organizations of US capital Washington DC in a vigil at the lawns of Capitol Hill in show of solidarity with victims of the EasterSunday bombings in Sri Lanka.
The vigil was attended by Congressmen Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) and Congressman David Schweikert (RAZ), Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas Vajda of US State Department, members of SOD and congressional staffers, senior officials of Sri Lankan and Afghan embassies as well as various religious groups and priests.
“Sri Lanka bombings on a sacred Christian day were barbaric, abhorring and mindless. Let me say unequivocally that terrorism has no place in any civilized society and the overwhelming majority of Muslims believes in peace and refuses all forms of terrorism” Nadeem Nusrat said while addressing the large gathering.
South Asian Minorities Alliance Foundation (SAMAF) Chairman further stressed that “deadly terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka deserve as much condemnation as other similar acts around the world. It is, however, great to see that people of all faiths and beliefs have gathered here to focus on what unites us as human beings rather than what
divides us. The silent overwhelming majority of Muslims hates terrorists and does not support their twisted interpretation of Islam”.
“Both South Asia Minorities Alliance Foundation and Voice of Karachi are striving to give voice to this silent Muslim majority. It is essential that the challenge to terrorism and terrorists should come from within, and this is what we are trying to achieve with the help of leaders and members of other faiths”.
The Mohajir leader offered prayers to the victims of Sri Lankan bombings and assured the Sri Lankan diplomats of full support on behalf of Mohajirs and other ethnic and religious minorities from South Asia.