Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the
High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations
On the Terrorist attack in Bir al-Abed in Sinai, Egypt
New York – 24 November, 2017
The High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) strongly condemns the heinous terrorist attack today on Al-Rawdah mosque in Bir al-Abed, in Sinai, Egypt.
The heinous attack which took place during Friday prayers killed 235 worshippers and injured more than 109 others, according the latest accounts.
This criminal act was perpetrated within a sacred place of worship where people of faith seek peace and comfort and share the values of compassion and tolerance. These are the core values that all faiths embrace.
UNAOC promotes peaceful dialogue among all religious denominations upholding mutual understanding and tolerance as core values in its work.
On behalf of UNAOC, The High Representative extends his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and to the people and Government of Egypt.