ISNA Offers Condolences to Victims of the Taliban Attack on High School

Condemns the Killing of Innocent Civilians

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Plainfield, IN 12/16/14) Today the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) offers it’s condolences to the victims, mostly children, of the Taliban’s attack on a high school located in Peshawar, Pakistan.

According to media reports, Taliban gunmen forced their way through a high school and opened fire killing 132 students and nine staff members with over 120 students and three staff members injured.

SEE: Taliban go on killing spree at Pakistan school, 132 students dead (Reuters)

In a statement, ISNA President Azhar Azeez said:

“Our deepest condolences and prayers go out to the victims and their families of this senseless attack. There can be no justification religious or otherwise for the killing of innocent school children and school staff.”

The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) is the largest and oldest Islamic umbrella organization in North America. Its mission is to foster the development of the Muslim community, interfaith relations, civic engagement, and better understanding of Islam

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CONTACT: ISNA Communications Director Edgar Hopida, 317-839-1820 or 317-679-6350,  ehopida@isna.net