MCB Leads a Delegation of Community Leaders to Pay Respects After Woolwich Attack
Friday, 24 May 2013
May 24, 2013 - Visiting the site of the horrific attack in
Woolwich recently, Dr Shuja Shafi, the Deputy Secretary General of the Muslim Council
of Britain, led a delegation of community leaders including Tariq Abbasi, Chair
of Greenwich Islamic Centre, Julie Siddiqui, Vice president, Islamic Society of
Britain and Saeed Ahmad, Greenwich Independent Police Advisory Group. They laid wreaths and paid respects to Drummer Lee Rigby.
On the occasion, speaking to the BBC, Dr Shafi spoke about
the importance of ‘showing solidarity’ and said he “mourns the loss of a bright young man, a father, a husband
and a brother”.
He also addressed the nature of the attack, which appeared without any warning as
a "matter for concern. We need to really, deeply think about what can be