World Sufi Forum Condemns Brussels Attack; Says World Needs to Unite to Tackle and Stop Jihadist Forces

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All India Ulama and Mashaikh Board (AIUMB), Indias apex body representing Sufi Sunni Muslims strongly condemned the dastardly terror attacks in Brussels, Belgium in which many innocent lives were lost and many were left injured.

AIUMB had only recently organized World Sufi Forum in the national capital to discuss a counter narrative to extremist and violent method adopted by jihadist forces such as ISIS and DAESH. During the four-day World Sufi Forum event, which was attended India Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, more than 200 sufi leaders and academicians from 20 nations had agreed to form a global alliance to tackle radicalization and terror by promoting Sufism around the world.

Reacting to the latest terror attack, Hazrat Syed Muhammad Ashraf, founder-president, AIUMB and one of the most influential Sufi leaders in India, said The attack on the innocent people of Brussels is extremely disturbing and painful. We strongly condemn this act of violence. Such attacks are a grim reminder to the entire world that radicalization and spread of terror in the name of religion needs to be urgently tackled. Such attackers are of no religion. They do not even believe in Almighty. They only misuse and discredit religions only to achieve their vested interests.

We also hope that such attacks do not flare up atrocities against any specific community or people of certain nationalities. We should not respond to terror by discriminating innocent people. It is important to alienate such terrorists and not identify them with any religion. added Hazrat Syed Ashraf.

AIUMB had organized WSF to find constructive ways to spread the Islamic message of peace and tolerance as a counterpoint to the rising global violent extremism.

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