Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas

Olson Condemns Sri Lanka Terrorist Attacks

April 22, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) issued the following statement in response to the terrorist attacks at multiple Christian churches and hotels in Sri Lanka:

“Nancy and I, along with the nearly one million people in TX-22, have heavy hearts as we mourn the over 290 innocent lives lost in the coordinated terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka on Christian churches on Easter Sunday by religious extremists. These cowardly acts of violence have no place in our world. Easter is a Holy day for Christians, a time of resurrection and forgiveness – not hatred. People should have the freedom to worship without fear. America stands in solidarity with Sri Lanka, the victims and their loved ones as they begin to heal from these acts of terror. We reject this terrorism and are ready to help the Sri Lankan government bring the terrorists behind these attacks to justice.”


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