Imam Mohammed El Sadi said that terrorism targets all humanity. The Imam was giving to Newsbook.com.mt after an interfaith vigil was held to honour the victims of the Christchurch mosques terrorist attacks.
The vigil was held at the Islamic Centre in Paola and for which the Apostolic Nuncio to Malta, Mgr Alessandro D’Errico was also in attendance, as well as other members of the Catholic Church in Malta and politicians.
The Imam stressed on the importance of uniting against terrorism, saying that terrorism does not target a race, country or religion but is an attack on all humanity. He maintained that such acts of terrorism should be condemned irrespective of their perpetrators. Further the Imam underlined the importance of enhancing values of love and respect among all followers of the different faith.
A great lesson to be learnt from Ardern’s handling of the situation
While expressing appreciation to the Government of New Zealand and its Prime Minister, Imam observed that way Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern handled the aftermath of the attack held a great lesson for leaders worldwide. Quoting Ardern, he said that she referred to the Muslims in New Zealand were ‘us’ while the terrorist although he may have chosen New Zealand he was ‘not one of us’ and that New Zealand rejected him.
The Imam also thanked all the Maltese who showed solidarity.