The most influential Iranian Sunni scholar denounced strongly the terrorist attack on Muslim worshipers in New Zealand and called it “savage” and “brutal”.
He, in a part of his speech on Friday 15th March, 2019, urged on the government of New Zealand to detain and try all culprits behind the attack.
Talking to Sunni worshipers in Zahedan, southeastern Iran, in the gathering for the Friday prayers, Khateeb of Sunnis said: “Some savage extremists have martyred more than forty Muslim worshipers in two different attacks on mosques and many others have been wounded.”
“New Zealand has been located in the neighbor of some countries which claim to be civilized, but we witness such ferocious and barbaric attacks in their countries. Some people commit crimes which cannot be done by rapacious animals,” he added more.
Shaikh Abdol-Hamid said: “We denounce strongly the ruthless massacre of Muslims by racists and extremists. Killing of any human being is a big crime. If any Muslim commits such a crime, we condemn it, too. No one is allowed to enter the limits of worship places; these are the places where people of different backgrounds worship Allah according to their ways. No one is authorized to attack worship place of any sect and religion.”
He called on the international community and UN to show strong reaction to this terrorist attack and said: “Extremism and fanaticism are condemned in the whole world; people of the world should resist against this extremist move. We ask the UN and international community to follow up this case and put pressure on New Zealand to arrest all terrorists behind the attack.”
“Criminals behind massacring Muslims should be tried and controlled to protect the world from more insecurities and dangers. These criminals are the worst terrorists who martyred Muslims in the mosques. Such savage criminals should be tried and made lessons for others. May Allah increase the stages of the martyrs and put mercy on them,” president of Darululoom Zahedan said.
He addressed Muslims of New Zealand and said: “Muslims of New Zealand! Be strong and constant with the right; Muslims of the whole world will support you and we are with you, too.”
Muslims in China and Myanmar endure cruelty and torture
Alluding to bad conditions of Muslims in other countries, Maulana Abdol-Hamid said: “In a world that claims development, Muslims have been facing torture and cruelty everywhere. In many places Muslims are deprived from their basic due rights. The people of the right have been facing problems somehow.”
“It has been a long time that Muslims in China had been killed and tortured brutally. The government of China does nothing to stop this process, even its agents are involved in many tortures,” he underlined.
Friday Imam of Sunnis further said: “We have witnessed how the army of Myanmar behaved with Muslims ruthlessly and senselessly; their due rights were violated and troops squashed Muslims’ human rights under their jackboots. They were displaced and many harrowing scenes were created.”
Dividing Sistan & Balochistan is against government and nation
Eminent Sunni leader pointed out to some rumors about dividing the province of Sistan & Balochistan and said: “We advise and urge about the division of the province that do not touch its borders and leave it on its current condition. The diversity of population and conditions of the province should be realized. It is in favor of the whole province to not be divided.”
“Dividing the province has expenses for the government and as well as for people. Instead of making new governorships and offices, engage this budget in producing jobs,” he added more.
President of Darululoom Zahedan said: “Division of the province makes it incomplete; if you cleave “Sistan” or Chabahar which is front of our province, the province will be incomplete.”
“Let this province to remain a big province in the country. Our province has 1000 land borders with Pakistan and Afghanistan and more than 300 maritime borders in the Gulf of Oman/Makran Sea with particular potentials,” he emphasized.
Shaikh Abdol-Hamid said: “Our province needs strong and stout officials. Governors of this province should be equal to ministers and director generals should be equal to vice-ministers to administrate the province. Possible division of province creates problems for the country and people. The enemies are in bulwarks.”
“The sides want divide the province should focus on producing jobs and removing unemployment. The people of the provinces which have been divided before are now regretful as there has not been much positive differences for them,” he concluded his points.