Sri Lanka Muslim community condemns Auckland mall stabbing

Sri Lanka Muslim community condemns Auckland mall stabbing

Sri Lanka Muslim organizations issued a joint statement, coveying their sorrows in response to the Auckland mall stabbing carried out by a Sri Lankan man living in New Zealand.

At least 06 people were injured in the attack on Friday (03 Sep). Police officials shot and killed the assailant within 60 seconds after the beginning of the attack.


03rd of September 2021


Statement of Solidarity with New Zealand

We are shocked and saddened to hear about the terrorist attack carried out in Auckland today by a person of Sri Lankan origin living in New Zealand. On behalf of all Sri Lankans, and the Sri Lankan Muslim community in particular, we unequivocally condemn this senseless and terrible act of violence.

We also concur with the statement by Rt. Hon. Jacinda Arden, Prime Minister of New Zealand, that hate crimes and acts of violent extremism are not, and must not be, associated with any nationality, ethnicity, culture or religion.

We express our solidarity with the people of New Zealand at this moment of grief. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.

“Whoever kills an innocent life it is as if he has killed all of humanity… And whoever saves a life it is as though he had saved the lives of all mankind” (Holy Quran 5:32)

Signatories: (in alphabetical order)

1. All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU)
2. All Ceylon Union of Muslim League Youth Front (ACUMLUF)
3. All Ceylon YMMA Conference
4. All Universities Muslim Students Association (AUMSA)
5. Anjuman E Saifi (Sri Lanka) Trust Dawoodi Bohras
6. Association of Muslim Women Professionals and Entrepreneurs
7. Association of Muslim Youth of Sailan (AMYS)
8. Center for Islamic Studies (Harmony Center, CIS – HC)
9. Colombo District Masjids Federation (CDMF)
10. Kandy District Masjids Federation (KDMF)
11. Markez Islamic Center (MIC)
12. Memon Association of Sri Lanka (MASL)
13. Moors Islamic Cultural Home (MICH)
14. Muslim Council of Sri Lanka (MCSL)
15. Muslim Ladies Study Circle (MLSC)
16. RPSL Consortium
17. Sri Lanka Jamaathe Islami (SLJI)
18. Sri Lanka Katheeb & Muazzin Welfare Organisation (SLKMWO)
19. Sri Lanka Muslim Civil Society (SLMCS)
20. Sri Lanka Muslim Media Forum (SLMFF)
21. Sri Lanka Muslim Women’s Conference (SLMWC)
22. Zam Zam Foundation (ZZF)