US federal prisons on lockdown in run-up to Biden inauguration    In Photos: Egyptian archaeological mission at Saqqara Necropolis announces new major discoveries    Rare conviction of South Sudan soldiers for rape raises hope    14.7% increase in health expenditures during H1 of FY 2020/21: Maait    Talaat Moustafa Group's subsidiary gets approval to develop 5k feddans in Capital Gardens City    Egypt reports 879 new coronavirus cases, 52 deaths on Friday    Bahrain's Bank ABC completes $480m acquisition of Blom Bank Egypt    LIVE: Egypt v North Macedonia (2021 World Handball Championship)    Uganda's Museveni holds commanding election lead, rival alleges fraud    State revenues expected to drop by EGP 150 bln in FY 2020/21 owing to coronavirus    Tennis: Australian Open arrivals hit by 2 COVID positive tests    Ferguson says management all about results, backs Rooney to succeed at Derby    ‘This is not a game': Global virus death toll hits 2 million    Merkel pushes for centrist as party picks new leader    Egypt's Sisi discusses bilateral ties, regional developments with Sudanese delegation    Egypt's Mostaqbal Watan party dominates the leading posts of parliament's 25 committees    Egypt's budget deficit to GDP ratio receded to 3.6% in first half of FY2020/21, revenues rose by 16%    Mubarak-era politician Safwat El-Sherif dies aged 88    Handball: Egypt ease past Chile 35-29 in World Championship opener    Egypt's president, Siemens CEO discuss final deal on construction of electric train system    Hollywood actor Mena Massoud visits Giza pyramids, says is proud of Egyptian culture    Egypt confirms 970 new coronavirus cases, 55 deaths on Tuesday    EgyptAir to operate daily flight to Doha after lifting airspace ban on Qatar    Pound shielded from Covid-19    Egypt reopens airspace and resumes flights with Qatar    Egypt, Tunisia to establish maritime trade route    TVs were high in demand during 2020 on COVID-19 lock down: Samsung    Egypt eyes gradual return for tourism after revenues fall to $4 bln in 2020    Seasoned Egyptian screenwriter Wahid Hamed dies at 76    Coronavirus strikes Egypt's youth team as 17 players, coach test positive    Nassef Sawiris plans to up his stake in owner of New York Knicks, Rangers    Cairo International Book Fair suspended for five months over coronavirus concerns    Egypt unveils largest archaeological discovery in 2020 with over 100 intact sarcophagi    Trump says won't blame Egypt for being ‘upset' over GERD dispute with Ethiopia    Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan to resume Nile dam talks today    Global Finance: Egypt's Tarek Amer among the world's top 20 central bank governors    The Facebook Preacher's Search for Fame, and Egypt's Economy    Egypt calls on UNSC to address oil spill risks off Yemen coast    Egypt economically strong in face of COVID-19, reforms ongoing: International Cooperation Minister    Arafa Holding reports $144,000 COVID-19-related losses in April    Egypt's efforts in Libya to activate free will of Libyan people: Al-Sisi    Hyksos campaigns were internal takeover, not foreign invaders: study    COVID-19 affects Egypt sporting clubs    COVID-19 will soon turn to seasonal like swine flu: Presidential Health Advisor    ‘Egypt's Support' coalition convenes to discuss its Senate election list    Robbery attempt leads to discovery of Ptolemaic monuments in Qena    Flouting international guidance, Ethiopia unilaterally starts filling its Nile dam    Zaha speaks out after online racial abuse    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.





Four Egyptians killed in New Zealand terrorist attack
Egypt condemns attack on two mosques, expresses sincere condolences to victims' families
Published in Daily News Egypt on 17 - 03 - 2019

Four Egyptian nationals were among those killed in the New Zealand mosque attack, Egypt's Minister of Immigration, Nabila Markam, said on Saturday.
Makram said that the ministry agreed with the Misr El Kheir Foundation (MEK) to transfer the bodies of victims to Egypt if their families requested that.
She added that the New Zealand government has offered to bear the cost of transporting the bodies to their countries, and investigations are ongoing to check whether there are any other victims.
On Friday, a gunman attacked two mosques in the city of Christchurch during Friday prayer, killing at least 49 people and 48 others were injured.
The attack was globally described as a terrorist attack. New Zealand Police Commissioner, Mike Bush, said the attack was “very well-planned,” and said that the mosques across the country will remain under police protection.
New Zealand also said that that a 28-year-old man has been charged with murder and referred to the Christchurch District Court on Saturday morning. Two other suspects remain in custody.
Egypt's Foreign Ministry said that it is following up with the Egyptian embassy in New Zealand on the developments of the attack and will continue to communicate with New Zealand's authorities in this regard.
Egypt condemned the terrorist attack and expressed sincere condolences to the families of the victims, wishing the speedy recovery for the injured, according to a statement by the country's Ministry of Foreign.
The statement also expressed support for New Zealand and the families of the victims, saying that "this vile terrorist act contravenes all humanitarian principles."
"This act represents the need to continue and intensify the international efforts to fight abhorrent terrorism, which has no religion, and to confront all forms of violence and extremism," according to the statement.
In another statement, Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi has condemned "in the strongest terms" the "vicious" terror attack.
He described the attack as one which "brutally targeted worshippers in the houses of God to shake the conscience of humanity and put in front of it its fundamental responsibilities in the importance of joining international efforts for a full-out confrontation with terrorism, violence, and extremism."
President Al-Sisi stressed the importance of exerting efforts to boost and consolidate the values of peaceful coexistence, tolerance, and accepting one another.
Moreover, Al-Azhar's Grand Imam Ahmed El-Tayyeb condemned the shootings at two mosques, saying: "The attack is a serious sign of the terrible consequences that can result from the escalation of hate speech, xenophobia, and Islamophobia in a number of western countries."
Furthermore, New Zealand's ambassador to Egypt, Greg Lewis, said that the comments by Australian Senator Fraser Anning – who issued a statement attacking Muslims – do not represent the views of New Zealanders.
"Fraser Anning is not a New Zealander and his extreme views are condemned by politicians in New Zealand and in his own country, Australia," Lewis stressed.


Clic here to read the story from its source.