Statements From Agudath Israel, Orthodox Union On New Zealand Terror Attack

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Agudath Israel:

The brutal murders of 49 worshipers in two mosques in New Zealand today is a personal tragedy for the relatives and friends of those who were killed, and yet another in the long list of murderous acts born of religious or racial hatred.

This horrific act is not a crime against Muslims alone, but against humanity. Agudath Israel of America extends its condolences to the families of the worshipers killed, and condemns all such evil acts and the attitudes that lead to them.

Orthodox Union:

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America expresses deep condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the horrific murders at the two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, and pray for the speedy recovery of those injured in the terror attack.

We stand with our Muslim brothers and sisters of good faith throughout the world against senseless hatred and bigotry, and the despicable violence they breed. We condemn, in the strongest terms, the horrific murder of innocent people, and the added abhorrence of violence in houses of prayer. We commit to continue to work toward a future in which people of all faiths may respect each other and live together in safety and peace.

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