Emails to the MCB on issues and concerns
|I am an athiest male.
I live an work in a multi racial area. I value diversity.
My friends and colleagues who are Muslim remain my friends and colleagues.
The bombings make me angry, but the bombers have no love for their
fellow men and I do not believe they are motivated by faith in God.
They are evil murderers.
My friends and collegues who are Muslim remain my frinds and colleagues.
|I just read with horror the new article about the amount of hate mail
you are receiving. Just a message of support from a White Christian
English person. Right thinking fair minded British people, whatever
their color or religion, know that what happened yesterday is not in any
way related to the huge majority of decent hard working Muslims who are
an integral part of our population and add hugely to the diversity of
our society and breadth of our culture in London.
The views which these idiots express are not typical of what the
majority of us feel.
|I am sorry if there will be any backlash against British Muslims as a
result of the Terrorist Attack yesterday. I have had very many happy
holidays in predominantly muslim countries particularly Tunisia which
has always made me feel welcome. Again I hope there is nothing against
muslims in this country to make the relations bad.We all need to pull
together in order to overcome these relatively few idiots who would like
to see anarchy reign. I am sure the teachings in the Quran are not meant
to be interpretted this way. Keep your faith as I will as a Christian.|
Thank you for your time
I was horrified to read that you have received a large number of hateful
and threatening emails in the wake of yesterday's bomb attacks. It
distresses me to think that those of you who have suffered, like all
Londoners, the fear and panic of yesterday, are now threatened and
attacked by those who blame you.
Please know, that I and most other non-Muslims recognise that this
attack has no connection with Islam. We know that no God would want
anyone to perpetrate such a violent and unmerciful act. Please know that
you are in my prayers.
|Just an e-mail to let you know that not everyone blames the entire
Muslim population for what's happened in London.
I know you've been getting a lot of hate e-mails, so hopefully this will
go towards redressing the balance.
|Dear Brothers and Sisters,|
I am a white Christian woman and am as appalled as all of you are at yesterday's horrors in London. I only hope and pray that your community does not suffer a backlash from the racist thugs who will not see the difference between terrorism and truth faith.
I was one of two million people who marched in London over two years ago to protest against the war we are now mired in. We all - Muslims, Christians, Jews, people of no religion etc etc - marched together in common humanity and with a common purpose. We still can.
Best wishes to you all,
|I heard on the news that you were getting lots of abusive emails, so
here is a supportive one - I am from the Christian tradition but I know
that true Muslims are also for peace and I wish all people of all
religions to live in peace and harmony.
I long for the day of better understanding and the cessation of violence
|I hope you don't mind me writing but I felt the need to give you as a
british woman my full support at this terrible time. I really hope
yestersdays bombing do not encourage any back- lash to the muslim
community from extreme right- wing individuals, beleive me when I say
the majority of the british people recognise that being a muslim,
doesn't make you a murderer, it makes you a kind, holy person who
respect all living things.
Your all in my thoughts
Sorry to hear that you are getting hate emails. Hopefully you will
realise that most of us in the UK are not bigots and do not judge the
actions of relatively few people to be a reflection of an entire
peaceful religion. I am scottish and I know all of my friends and
family would agree with my sentiments.
Be assured that our thoughts are with you at this time.
|John A Blackley |
As a British expatriate currently living in the United States, I was
witness to the backlash against muslims post September 11, 2001. I
understand your fears that the events of yesterday (July 7) in London
will lead to a similar backlash against muslims in Britain (and I regret
that your fears - to a degree - may be well-founded).
Please help the muslim community understand that, just as you wrestle
with those who perpetrate such deeds as the attack on the London
transport system yesterday, our community wrestles with the uneducated
and hate-motivated who would use this event as an excuse to harm British
Both of our communities eventually are harmed by the actions of the
cowards who exploded bombs and buses in London yesterday but I am
convinced that both our communities will survive and that the cowards in
both communities will, ultimately, suffer an appropriate fate. By
keeping our faiths and by continuing to live decent lives we will prove
to be the worst nightmare of the ignorant and the cowardly.
Please be assured that my family and my friends throughout the United
Kingdom feel no malice towards our muslim neighbours and will continue
to treat them as the decent, principled people we have always taken them
|Just wanted to say I know you're getting hate mail just now, and I want to
reassure you that not all white Brits are ignorant racists. Most of us know
that Islam is a peaceful religion and that terrorists are terrorists
regardless of race or religion.
For further information please contact the MCB:
The Muslim Council of Britain
PO Box 52
Tel: 020 8903 9650
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