Friday, June 23, 2017

UK: Swansea Muslim leader says Finsbury Park attack came from 'same hate-filled ideology' as Manchester bombing


"We are facing a time of great uncertainty and are facing an unprecedented challenge to our national security and, as such, we call on the government, security services and the entire public to remain extremely vigilant at all times."

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Source/Credit: Wales Online
By Geraint Thomas | June 22, 2017

Shakil Ahmed called the Finsbury Park Mosque attack 'calculated and heinous'

A Muslim community leader has said he is deeply shocked by the “horrific” terrorist attack at Finsbury Park Mosque in London.

One person died and 11 people were injured when a van ploughed into worshippers as they left the mosque in the capital in the early hours of Monday morning.

Forty-seven-year-old Cardiff man Darren Osborne was later arrested in connection with the incident.

Now Shakil Ahmed, president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Swansea, has spoken out against the violence, saying it was borne out of the same hatred as the London and Manchester attacks.

He said: “This was a calculated and heinous attack on peaceful Muslims going about their Ramadan prayers in the middle of the night. We commend the response of the emergency services who were at the scene in a matter of minutes.

“Ahmadiyya Muslim community UK condemns this horrific act in the strongest possible terms.”

He added that the attack was “the same hate-filled ideology” that led to the terrorists attacks in Manchester and London.

“We are facing a time of great uncertainty and are facing an unprecedented challenge to our national security and, as such, we call on the government, security services and the entire public to remain extremely vigilant at all times. We must all work together to ensure that we defeat the extremist ideologies that have caused such destruction and grief in recent years.

“In Britain, we live in a remarkable country, amongst incredibly diverse and compassionate people. It is clear that we are passing through volatile times and therefore we need to stay united as a country and not let extremists destroy the very fabric of society.”


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