On April 28, 2019, members of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office joined local law enforcement, community leaders, and representatives of various religions for a demonstration in support of the victims of the terror attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. The peace walk and prayer service was organized by the Morris County Islamic Centers and Different Faiths One Family Interfaith organization. It was held at the Jam e Masjid Islamic Center in Boonton, New Jersey.
Over 290 innocent people were killed and over 500 people were reported injured following nine bombings of churches and luxury hotels throughout Sri Lanka on April 21, 2019. Sri Lankan Defense Minister Ruwan Wijerwardena labeled the attacks as terrorist attacks by religious extremists, and 13 suspects have been arrested at this time.
Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp stated, “Acts of senseless violence against individuals based upon their religion, race, ethnic group, or gender are not to be tolerated. The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office sends our thoughts and prayers to all those in Sri Lanka affected by this horrific tragedy”.
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