SHAFAQNA – The Organization of Islamic Cooperation condemned the terrorist attack that resulted in the death and injury of tens of worshippers during Friday Prayers in a mosque in the Saudi Arabian town of Qadih, Qatif.
‘Those who plan, commit and stand behind such terrorist acts are actively carrying out a discourse which aims at dismantling the region; creating divisions among its people; breaking its historic social equilibrium and pushing it into a vicious circle of perpetual chaos and violence,’ the OIC Secretary General Iyad Ameen Madani said.
‘Perpetrators violating the sanctity of a house of prayer, targeting worshippers at a Friday prayers, can only be committed by those who have abandoned their Islamic faith and their humanity,’ an OIC press release quoted him saying.
Offering his condolences to the families of the victims and prayed for the quick recovery of the injured, Madani ‘expressed his confidence that the Saudi authorities would track down the criminals, bring them to justice and uncover their affiliations.’
The suicide bombing attack on the minority Shiite mosque in the Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia left 17 martyred and 13 others wounded when some 150 worshippers were performing Friday Prayers.