Srinagar: There was widespread anguish and concern in Kashmir over suicide attack outside the Masjid-i-Nabvi in the holy city of Medinah which claimed five lives.
The attacks drew immediate condemnation with politicians and clerics cutting across the political and sectarian divide denouncing the perpetrators.
Expressing the deep sorrow, grief and shock over the suicide terrorist attack of Medinah, Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani said that this attack has shaken the entire Islamic world and has hurt the entire Muslims Ummah.
In a statement Geelani blamed Zionists of being behind Medinah attack and said, One cant rule out the hand of Zionists and other anti-Muslim powers behind this condemnable act as they are hell bent on destabilizing the Muslim world.
Mirwaiz Umer Farooq urged Muslims to unite to fight this terror menace.
No words are strong enough to condemn the dastardly terrorist attack in the holy land. Muslims have to unite to fight this menace of terror Mirwaiz tweeted.
JKLF Chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik while condemning the heinous attack on Masjid-i-Nabavi said, that it was an act of Khawarij and described it as a direct attack on the soul of Islam and Muslims.
In a statement Malik said, that for every Muslim the sacredness and holiness of Harmain Sharefain including Masjid-i-Nabavi remains pivotal and no Muslim can ever think of inflicting any harm to these places.
Terming the suicide bombing near the Grand Mosque in Medinah Munnawarah as the most outrageous and unprecedented assault on the religion of Islam, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today said the Muslims across the globe shall have to raise a united voice against the perpetrators of this heinous violence.
The perpetrators have now crossed the last line by attacking the holiest of the places of Islam which has been a source of peace and stability for the humanity for centuries, the Chief Minister said.
Jamiat-e- Ahl-e-Hadees issued a statement and described the the suicide attacker as a Khawarji. Harmain Shareefain is dearer to us more than our lives, our children and property and attacks on Masjid-e-Nabvi are actually a direct assault on our hearts and souls and no Muslim can tolerate such heinous attacks, it said.
Ittehadul Muslimeen patron Maulana Muhammad Abbas Ansari also described the attack in Medinah as a direct assault on the soul of Islam.
These terrrorists have now crossed a redline and I think this should now awaken the dead conscience of Ummah, Maulana said adding a united stand of Muslim Ummah was the only panacea for the strife engulfing Muslim world.
Noted human rights activist Khurram Parvaiz while slamming the supporters of terror group ISIS wrote on Facebook, Long before the attacks on Medina, there were people who justified attacks by ISIS and TTP on civilians in Pakistan, France, Iraq, Syria, Belgium, and Bangladesh. They will still argue how one can prove that attack in Medina was done by ISIS… It is immaterial. No attacks on civilians should be justified whether in Medina or Baghdad or Karachi or Dhaka.
Condemning the attack Dr. Nyla Ali Khan, a Visiting Professor at the University of Oklahoma, also wrote on her facebook, ISIS wraps its destructive politics in the garb of religion while leaving no stone unturned in destroying the holiest sites of Islam
This is just unreal. Now the holiest city for the 1.2 billion Muslims who practice Islam was attacked? In the holiest of months?? And that too, a few days before a special holiday??To all those idiots who claim that ISIS is “Islamic” or represents Islam and its teachings; please do humanity a favor and go die Wrote Dr. Shafeeq Hakeem,Asst. Professor SKUAST.
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