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New York, NY, November 24, 2017 … 

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today released the following statement in the aftermath of the attack on a Sufi mosque in Al Rawda in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.

Jonathan A. Greenblatt, ADL CEO, said:

This newest attack on a Sufi mosque – already the deadliest attack in Egyptian history with more than 250 killed – is an attack on the respect of diverse communities, cultures, and religions. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families affected.

This heinous crime reminds all people around the world that terror and violence have no place in civilized society.  ADL stands in solidarity with the Egyptian nation and the Sufi Muslim community and against those who seek to promote division, hatred and terror.    

While no group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, ISIS-affiliated groups have perpetrated terror attacks in the Sinai, as well as attacks against Coptic Churches.   ISIS has declared Sufi Muslims – a minority within Islam – apostates. “

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