Saleem Kidwai OBE, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Wales, has issued the following statement following the attack on London Bridge and Borough Market on Saturday 3 June 2017:
“What has happened in London yesterday, barely a fortnight after the tragedy in Manchester, has left me and our communities in shock. We are saddened by this senseless loss of life, and our prayers and thoughts are for the victims, their families and for all those affected.
“We commend the emergency services and Metropolitan Police force for their swift action and especially their efforts to keep the people updated of developments via social media. We urge the public to allow the police to do their job, without undue speculation, and to only share news from trustworthy sources.
“Again, as happened in Manchester, the many stories of people opening their homes, businesses and places of worship as shelter to those caught up in the events of last night, show the true nature of the British people in pulling together during times of need. We pray to God Almighty to protect us all from those who seek to divide us.”
Notes to Editors:
The Muslim Council of Wales is Wales’ largest Muslim umbrella body, with regional and local organisations, mosques, charities and schools in Wales.
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The Muslim Council of Wales
Fax: 029 2048 7667