See full statement from the Muslim Youth Organisation:
The Muslim Youth Organisation of Guyana condemns the savage murder of the two teenage cousins Isaiah Henry and Joel Henry, also Haresh Singh and Prittipaul Hargobin We further extend our heartfelt sympathies to the families of these four young men whose lives were snatched out with such brutality.
Whilst it’s easy to cast aspersions to the motive behind these murders; absolutely nothing justifies it.
As a Muslim Organisation we adhere to the Quranic dictate from chapter 49 verse 13, “O men! Behold, We have created you all out of a male and a female, and have made you into nations and tribes, so that you might come to know one another. Verily, the noblest of you in the sight of God is the one who is most deeply conscious of Him. Behold, God is all-knowing, all-aware”
We are aware that as Muslims in Guyana all races stand toe to toe with each other in prayer and not in acrimony or hatred.
We call on the Guyana Police Force to expeditiously solve this matter and bring the perpetrators of this inhumane act to justice swiftly. We call on all organizations to collectively condemn these murders.
We further appeal to the protesters not to indulge in any form of criminality such as robbing or beating others; this only harms the noble cause in which you are involved in.
We commend the parents of these two young men for their strength and fortitude and pledge to stand with them to ensure justice is served.
Muslim Youth Organisation of Guyana