Niagara Foundation Statement on Beirut Attacks

Niagara Foundation vehemently condemns the terrorist attacks in Beirut on November 13, 2015, which ISIS perpetrated through two suicide bombings. The attacks left over 41 dead and more than 200 wounded, with many desperately needing medical attention. We pray that the Lebanese authorities resolve this quickly and help victims receive the care they need.

We at Niagara Foundation denounce the attacks and all motives behind them. ISIS is dedicated only to hatred and destruction and stands in direct opposition to the acceptance, peace, and dialogue that we aim to foster. We believe in inclusiveness and developing peaceful relationships between people of all faiths and cultures, and condemn the viciousness of the attacks. In addition, violence against civilians is never justified and individuals should not be targeted because of their beliefs, ideologies, or opinions.

We remember the victims of this atrocity and keep their family and friends in our thoughts and prayers. As members of a global community, we all must unite against hatred and violence and not lose our faith in peace. Niagara Foundation stands in solidarity with Lebanon and all who fight hate and strive for unity.

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