Bluestar Intercultural Centre strongly condemns yesterday’s heinous and brutal terrorist attack in Manchester, England that resulted in the deaths and injuries of numerous innocent people.

Once again we strongly emphasize that terrorism is a fundamental threat to the peace and tranquility of society. Regardless of the perpetrators and their stated purposes, any harm against civilians is an attack on the sanctity of life, and deserves condemnation in the strongest terms. Those who deliberately perpetrate such acts have lost touch with their very humanity.

Such horrific actions represent an assault on human dignity and universal values.

We offer the families of the victims and the people of England our heartfelt condolences. We wish those injured a speedy recovery and pray for peace, unity and patience between communities around the world. We call upon everyone to stand together with solidarity and united against such murderous acts.