At least 235 people have been killed after a group of terrorists opened fire and bombed in a mosque in Sinai, a provincial city of Egypt frequently attacked by extremists terrorists.
The al-Rawda mosque is in Bir al-Abed town of Sinai, frequented by the followers of a Sufi branch of Islam.
#Egypt's President Alsisi Adresses the Nation: this is a testimony of Egyptians success in rejecting terror and terrorists and our swift pace in combating #terror alone on behalf of the entire region! #terror knows no religion II OF II pic.twitter.com/OH6SokDXw4
— Egypt Built (@HosamDakhakhni) November 24, 2017
“What is happening is an attempt to stop us from our efforts in the fight against terrorism,” Egyptian President Mr. Sisi said in a televised address.
“The armed forces and the police will avenge our martyrs and restore security and stability with the utmost force.”
— STOP TERROR (@S_T_O_P_TERROR) November 24, 2017
People all across the globe have taken to the Twitter and other social media platform to express their solidarity with the victims.
The terrorist attack in #Egypt shows the difference between Muslims and terrorists. One group peacefully pray; the other group kill them. Terrorists are terrorists, no matter what religion they claim that they belong to – they all are ugly. #PrayforEgypt.
— Hurma Akmyradova (@BaharMurat2) November 24, 2017
The U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted “Horrible and cowardly terrorist attack on innocent and defenseless worshipers in Egypt. The world cannot tolerate terrorism, we must defeat them militarily and discredit the extremist ideology that forms the basis of their existence!”
Will be calling the President of Egypt in a short while to discuss the tragic terrorist attack, with so much loss of life. We have to get TOUGHER AND SMARTER than ever before, and we will. Need the WALL, need the BAN! God bless the people of Egypt.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 24, 2017
The former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee also took the Twitter to condemn the heinous attack in the modern Egyptian history.
The terror attack in #Egypt is yet another mindless and inhuman act of intolerant elements. Needs to be condemned and fought against unequivocally. My thoughts and prayers with all the innocent lives lost today. May the families find strength in these difficult times.
— Pranab Mukherjee (@CitiznMukherjee) November 24, 2017
— La tour Eiffel (@LaTourEiffel) November 24, 2017