World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder denounces 'heinous outrage' after attacks in Sri Lanka kill more than 150 people

21 Apr 2019
21 Apr 2019 Facebook Twitter Email Print

NEW YORK – World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has denounced a 'heinous outrage' and appealed for zero tolerance of terror after more than 350 people were killed in multiple attacks on churches and hotels in several cities across Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.

Lauder said: "World Jewry--in fact all civilized people--denounce this heinous outrage and appeal for zero tolerance of those who use terror to advance their objectives. This truly barbarous assault on peaceful worshippers on one of the holiest days in the Christian calendar serves as a painful reminder that the war against terror must be at the top of the international agenda and pursued relentlessly. Sadly, Jews, repeatedly targeted by terrorists, know this pain first hand. We pray for the swift recovery of the survivors and extend our heartfelt condolences to those who have lost loved ones."