The Muslim Judicial Council (SA) fervently condemns the senseless and vicious attack on the Imam Hussain centre in Ottawa, Verulam in Durban today.
This act – so violent and repulsive of nature – is unprecedented in South African history.
We further condemn the senseless killing of innocent individuals at the centre. Life is sacred and must be preserved and protected. Whether it is a mosque, synagogue, church or any other sacred place of worship, the space must be protected at all costs. Such a heinous act cannot be allowed to be repeated.
We remind South Africans that the makeup of our society is one of religious, cultural and ethnic diversity and tolerance. These qualities are what makes South Africa so unique as a country. We should make every effort possible to preserve our uniqueness and diversity from ALL forms of threats.
We call upon the South African Police Services (SAPS) to do the necessary criminal investigations so that the perpetrators can be brought to book and face the full might of the law.