The attackers are still not known.
April 21, 2019
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Happy Easter & Passover Holidays:
The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) extends its warm greetings for all who are celebrating Easter Sunday today, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Also AHRC extends its greetings for all celebrating the Passover that will began on Friday, April 17 and ends on April 27. AHRC wishes all a happy, peaceful, safe and blessed holidays.
These precious religious occasions serve as reminder of the blessing of the freedom of religion that should be protected, preserved and advanced as a basic human right to all.
"Faith is a great gift and the free exercise of religion is a fundamental human right," said Imad Hamad, AHRC Executive Director. "We are lucky and we are blessed to live in a country where the fundamental human right to free exercise of religion is respected and honored," added Hamad.
AHRC condemns the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka:
The American Human Rights Council (AHRC -USA) condemns by the strongest terms the recent terrorist attacks that targeted three churches and three hotels claiming over 207 innocent lives during Easter celebrations.
These attacks are crimes against humanity. It's another painful reminder that the rise of human-made disasters including acts of hate, violence and terror are real and recognize no faith, race or borders. It's a universal challenge facing our modern society and facing our civilization. This is a common challenge that is not limited to any geographical area of the globe. No society and no nation can be immune.
We should all be united against acts of terror. The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) calls upon all nations to unite and put an effective strategic plan of action to face counter terrorism.
AHRC expresses its sincere condolences to the families of the dead and wishes all the injured speedy recovery.
"Spring and Easter are celebrations of hope and rebirth," said Imad Hamad, AHRC Executive Director. "This hope was violated by acts of hate," continued Hamad.