Prof. Dr. Mustafa Şentop, The Speaker of GNAT, made evaluations when he visited Hospital of The Grand National Assembly Of Turkey because of 14 March Doctor’s Day about the terrorist attack against two mosques that killed many people in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Prof. Dr. Mustafa Şentop, the Speaker of GNAT stated that in the face of this bad news, the attitude of all who have human values will be deep hatred and anger against terrorism, regardless of religion, nation, belief, “These terrorist incidents will not end without the disappearance of anti-Islamic irresponsibility of some Western governments and poisonous climate leading to attacks against Islam.”
The speaker of GNAT Şentop said, “We are deeply in sorrow as Islamic world. We have learned with grief that there was a terrorist attack against the congregation who is performing the Salat Al Jumah in Christchurch, New Zealand. In the face of this bad news, the attitude of all people who have humanitarian values regardless of their belief, religious and nation, will be deep hatred and anger against terror”
The speaker of GNAT Şentop said that in the face of such an incident, condemnation alone can not be enough and added that:
“Those responsible cannot be a few extreme and terror-prone people. They are some Western policies and politicians who are encouraging, spreading and legitimizing hatred against Muslims and the Islamic world. Those responsible for these attacks are authorities who have stubborn and ignorant attitudes in the sense of equating Islam with terror. Those responsible for these attacks are elements of the media that fuel the anti-Islamic sentiments. These terrorist incidents will not come to an end without the destruction of the poisonous climate and the anti-Islamic irresponsibility of some Western governments leading to the attacks against Islam. In the presence of such attacks, our attitude must go beyond sorrow.”
The speaker of GNAT Şentop reminded that he is in the capital of Morocco, Rabat over the two days for the 14th Conference of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation said that:
“We had negotiations, speeches were held. We have also made speeches, but I am regret to say that one of the important reasons that led to the emergence of anti-Islamic terrorism in New Zealand is the pain and fragmentation of the Islamic world. This fragmentation encourages attacks on the Islamic world and Muslims. If Muslims want to end the terror against them and stop the attacks against Islam, they should be able to come together and act together without any conditions. Otherwise, this situation will become more bloody and grave every day. I strongly condemn this terrorist attack. I wish mercy on our deaths, condolences to the relatives, I wish the speedy recovery of the wounded. Condolences to the Islamic world.”
The speaker of GNAT Şentop declared that he would meet with some of his counterparts today and exchange views on the measures to be taken and the response to be taken in order to prevent these attacks from happening again and to have a common attitude towards terrorism.
One press member asked that whether the GNAT intends to publish a joint declaration with the signature of all political party groups on the attack, the speaker of GNAT Şentop answered as "We negotiated to our friends, they will evaluate."