Religious Affairs Directorate President Mehmet Gormez has stated that he wants to announce to the whole world that Muslims strongly condemn the latest terrorist attacks targeting non-Muslims in Pakistan and Kenya Today`s Zaman reported.
A pair of suicide bombers blew themselves up outside a 130-year-old church in Pakistan after Sunday mass, killing at least 78 people in the deadliest attack on Christians in the predominantly Muslim South Asian country. At least 67 people have been confirmed dead and 175 others injured after an al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group, al-Shabab, laid siege to a shopping mall in the Kenyan capital city of Nairobi over the weekend.
Gormez stated that those who attacked Christians in Kenya and Pakistan are the people with same ideologies that attack Muslims from various sects in neighboring Iraq. Gormez indicated that these terrorist groups try to justify their "evil and disturbing" attacks with religion.