FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

March 28, 2016

LAHORE, PAKISTAN IS AMONG THE THIRD TO BE ATTACKED THIS MONTH BY TERRORISTS

WNYMuslims stand in solidarity with the people of Pakistan, Belgium, and Turkey for the most recent terrorist attacks.  Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and their families of this senseless tragedy. The most recent tragedy has taken place last Sunday in Gushan-e-Iqbal park in Lahore Pakistan where a suicide bomber killed 69 people and injured 100. Taliban group called Jamaat-ul-Ahrar claimed responsibility of this explosion. Pakistan's President has condemned this blast and the Chief Minister of Punjab announced a three-day period of mourning.  Pakistan has suffered regular incidents of Taliban-related violence.

"Too many people have lost their lives because of this perpetual war that feeds into the terrorists' narrative. It's a crime against humanity and shall be punished as such," said Faizan Haq, founder of WNYMUSLIMS. These string of bombings in three countries this month of March have affected everyone from around the world, Muslims and non-Muslims, all ethnicities and nationalities. We all must stand shoulder to shoulder against senseless violence and its propagation.

Press Contact: Amber Shaikh, ambers@wnymuslims.org, 716-923-4386

 

 

 

 

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