Hindu American Foundation Condemns Hyderabad Mosque Bombing

May 25, 2007

Source: Hindu American Foundation Press Release


Minneapolis, MN. (May 25, 2007) – The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) condemned last week’s bombing of the 17th century Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad, India in a statement released today. The explosion killed 11 people, and injured dozens. At least five more were killed by police in subsequent riots in the city.

Hyderabad is a city of 9 million, 40 percent of whom are Muslim. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. HAF commended the work of the police as they began investigation into what the media are terming an attack carried out by international terrorist networks. This attack, aimed at unsettling the delicate balance of amity between Hindus and Muslims in India, follows last year’s bombing of a mosque in the town of Malegaon in Maharashtra state, which killed at least 37, and which was traced to a banned student Muslim group with connections to Islamist terror networks operating out of Pakistan and Bangladesh.