SWC Expresses Grief and Outrage Over Sri Lanka Bombings

April 22, 2019

The Simon Wiesenthal Center expressed outrage and deep grief over the terrorist mass murder and maiming of over 700 innocents on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka.
“The multiple simultaneous  terrorist attacks on Easter that targeted Churches and hotels, confirms that the scourge of religious-inspired terrorism remains a menace and threat to every civilized nation,” observed Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean and Director of Global Social Action of the Center. “In 2019 Christian communities in places like Pakistan, Nigeria, and Indonesia remain in the cross-hairs of those who seek to annihilate them.”

Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein, the Center’s interfaith director added, “The reaction of the Sri Lankan people shows humanity at its best. People overwhelmed the national blood donation center, and had to be turned back. Ninety per cent of the country are Buddhists who turned out en masse to do what they could for human beings of a different faith.”

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The Simon Wiesenthal Center is one of the largest international Jewish human rights organizations with over 400,000 member families in the United States. It is an NGO at international agencies including the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the OAS, the Council of Europe and the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino).

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