ND politicians respond to Sri Lanka attacks

Published: Apr. 22, 2019 at 2:23 PM CDT
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North Dakota’s senators and lone congressman are all condemning the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka. The death toll from the bombings is 290 with hundreds more injured.

Congressman Kelly Armstrong issued this statement about the attacks:

“The world is praying together for the victims of the terrorist attacks targeting Christians in Sri Lanka. These were acts of pure evil. The United States must stand vigilant with our allies to combat violent Islamist extremism in all forms and across the world.”

Senator Kevin Cramer said:

“The deadly attacks on Christians worshipping on Easter Sunday remind us radical Islam still exists. This evil must be destroyed. The United States stands with the victims in Sri Lanka and must resolve to seek justice for the people and nations impacted. I am praying that everyone involved will know the peace that can only come from a Risen Savior.”

Senator John Hoeven said:

“We stand with the people of Sri Lanka and mourn with those who lost loved ones following the horrific terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka on churches and hotels. These senseless acts of violence targeting Christians worshipping at churches on Easter Sunday, as well as hotels, are a stark reminder that we must remain vigilant in our efforts to combat terrorism.”

Gov. Doug Burgum also issued a statement in the wake of the attacks, saying:

“As North Dakotans and Americans, we join the people of Sri Lanka in mourning the tragic loss of life to these unspeakable acts of violence at churches and hotels. Attacking worshippers on Easter Sunday is an especially heinous act and a reminder that terrorism remains a serious threat requiring constant vigilance. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims, including those Americans killed or wounded, and urge that their attackers be swiftly brought to justice.”