Mr. Şentop, the Speaker of the GNAT, published a message about terrorist attack which is launched during Salat Al Jumah in The New Zealand City of Christchurch. The message of Speaker of GNAT, Şentop is as follows:
“We have received the news with deep sorrow that a terror attack has been carried out in the city of Christchurch in New Zealand against Muslim community who have been performing Salat al Jumah in Al Noor Mosque, and there have been multiple dead and injured in the attack. In the face of this bitter news, reaction from anyone who has human values regardless of their religion, nationality and belief, will be deep hatred and anger against terror.
Terrorism poses a major threat to international peace and security, and all acts of terrorism are unjustified regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomever committed,
This racist and fascist terrorist attack has once again revealed dangerous dimensions that anti-Islamism and Muslim hostility reach. It is no longer possible to characterize these increasing attacks as individual attacks of some people with psychological problems. Our counterparts, who have not abandoned these approaches despite all our warnings, are obliged to see that anti-Islam and anti-Muslim discourses are turned into twisted and murderous ideologies, and take necessary measures.
Against these actions targeting pluralistic societies who are willing to live together under the principles of democracy, human rights and the rule of law, the whole world must now raise its voice and act in solidarity against the growing terrorism based on anti-Islamism.
As the president of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly, the Parliamentary Assembly of Union for Mediterranean and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Turkic Speaking Countries, I strongly condemn this attack once again. I will be in contact with some of our counterparts today, and will consult on measures to be taken to prevent these attacks from taking place and to take a common stand against terrorism.
I wish mercy on the lost lives, condolences to their relatives and quick recovery for the wounded. We convey our condolences to Islamic world and the people of New Zealand.”