KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim (pic) has advised Islamic bodies to be vigilant against religious fanatic and extremist groups which promote terrorism among Muslims in the name of Islam.
The Port Dickson MP said Islam promotes harmony and opposes all forms of violence.
"I strongly condemn the action of the Daesh (Islamic State) militant group that claimed responsibility for the suicide attacks at several churches and hotels in Sri Lanka.
"The violent act is against the teachings in the Quran,” he said in a statement on Thursday (April 25).
The bomb blasts which ripped through the Sri Lankan churches and hotels in Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa on Easter Sunday (April 21) claimed the lives of up to 360 people and injured hundreds of others.
Anwar advised Malaysians to extend moral support to the families of the victims, like how the citizens of the world responded in the wake of the March 15 terror attacks at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, last month that claimed 50 lives. - Bernama