Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Condemns Taliban Attack on Peshawar School

Ahmadi Muslims mourn 150 children in Peshawar murdered by Taliban

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community condemns in the strongest terms today’s terrorist attack on Peshawar Government schools. Reports indicate at least 150 children have been killed and scores more injured.

The Community mourns with the families and friends of those afflicted by this horrible atrocity. May God give them strength, patience, and fortitude to bear through this painful and shameful

“As Muslims, as parents, and as human beings, we are devastated to hear of this horrific act of terror,” said Dr. Nasim Rehmatullah, National Vice President of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, “and condemn the Taliban in the strongest terms possible. We once again call upon the Government of Pakistan to stop this injustice and to root out and end the Taliban’s reign of terror.”

pakistan-school-attackAhmadiyya Muslim Community USA prays for the departed and urges the U.S. State Department to help Pakistan in protecting and providing security to all its citizens.

On December 16th Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Canada held a special prayer vigil for the victims of the Peshawar school shooting tonight at the Baitul Islam Mosque, Vaughan Ontario.

Spokesperson of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Pakistan Saleem ud Din condemned the attack saying:

The Peshawar attack is one of the greatest tragedies in the history of Pakistan

He went on to say “Ahmadiyya community mourns with the people of Pakistan and pray that Allah grants the martyrs a place in paradise, restores health to the injured and gives patience to the families of victims.”
He said that There were no words to express his grief and sorrow at the tragedy. He called on the authorities to take real and practical measures against the extremists.

The Pakistan Army has been carrying out a major offensive in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, home to Tehreek-e-Taliban, since June, after an attack on the international airport in Karachi. Hundreds have been killed in the FATA and tens of thousands displaced.