The Grand Mufti of Égypt, Shawki Ibrahim Abdel-Karim Allam, squarely condemned the dual terrorist attack which was carried out on Tuesday at Brussels National Airport and within a metro station in the capital. On the same day, he was taking part in a debate at the European Parliament in Brussels which is located not far from the metro station damaged in the explosion.
The Grand Mufti of Egypt, who is considered as the chief source of religious authority in Egypt, roundly condemned these terrorist attacks and expressed his solidarity with both families and friends of victims. There have been around thirty deaths and some 230 injured at this stage.
Shawki Ibrahim Abdel-Karim Allam was taking part in a debate of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament. “Terrorism knows no borders and is a curse upon all of us. We should work together to eradicate terrorism. Dialogues such as this are a step in the right direction,” he declared. So reported the European Parliament’s Press Service.
The President of this parliamentary committee, the German Elmar Brok (MEP for the European People’s Party – Christian Democrats), has, for his part, put an end to both dialogue and cooperation between Egypt and the West, stating that the majority of terrorist victims are Muslims.