I offer sincere condolences to the families and loved ones of those killed or injured in the attacks. I also request for the swift apprehension of the perpetrators, who should be punished to the full extent of the law. I believe that God created us with all the diversity of race, religion, language, and belief to get to know one another, not to despise or hate one another. I believe that Islam is above all a religion of peace and mercy, and that Muslims are obligated to model those traits in their lives and characters and to work for the good of thier homeland and society, wherever that might be.
I strongly condemns targeted assassination of Sufi Musician, Qawwal and a dear friend #AmjadSabri, who was a leading exponent of Sufi devotional music, known as Qawwali. Sufism, a tolerant, mystical practice of Islam, has millions of followers in Pakistan but is opposed by extremists.