Nonviolence Incorporation Sympathizes with Victims of Terrorism

Coinciding with International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism on August 21, 2019, Nonviolence Incorporation published a statement that reads as follows:

“The UN has designated August 21 of each year as the International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism. Unfortunately, today the world celebrates this day while hundreds of innocent civilians, including defenseless women, children and the elderly struggle with the threats of terrorism around the world.

Extremist and radical groups, regardless of their affiliations and origins, exert verbal and physical violence to impose their beliefs on other people. More recently, such a threat is witnessed from terrorist organizations such as Al-Qaeda, Taliban, ISIS, Boko Haram, and others.

Undoubtedly, nations in the Middle East are among the main victims of these terrorist organizations. The ravages of destruction created by these terrorists are still evident in countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and Egypt. For more than three decades, the Shia Muslims have been continuously targeted by deadly acts of terror around the world, while the international community fails to stop certain governments from supporting these terrorist organizations.

On this international occasion, Nonviolence Incorporation finds it necessary to invite all international organizations and human rights foundations to see into the egregious repercussions of constant acts of terror against Shia Muslims worldwide.

Nonviolence Incorporation also reminds all nations that Shia communities will not be the sole victims of these terrorist attacks, if a collective effort is not established to put an end to this trend. Therefore, the international community is required to strategize ways to combat terrorism against all minorities.”