Niagara Foundation adamantly condemns the recent terrorist attacks in Turkey, Belgium, Pakistan, and Iraq. On March 19, a bombing on a popular shopping avenue in Istanbul killed 5, including the perpetrator, and wounded 36 severely. In Belgium, bombing attacks at Brussels Airport in Zaventem and Maalbeek/Maelbeek metro station in Brussells killed over 35 and injured over 300 on March 22. A March 26 bombing attack at a soccer game in Iskandariya, a mixed Sunni and Shi’ite Muslim town near Baghdad, left over 26 dead and 71 wounded. On March 27, the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park in Lahore. The attack targeted Christians celebrating Easter and killed at least 72 and injured over 200; the majority of victims were Muslim and women and children.
Niagara Foundation is grieved at the widespread violence that seems so horribly commonplace across the globe. We reaffirm our condemnation of any and all forms of terror and violence and stand with all victims of violence.