Emails to the MCB on issues and concerns
I wish to add this small measure of support for my brothers and sisters in
Islam to counteract any hate mail you have received.
This was a cowardly and despicable act perpetrated by no one whom God
directs or supports.
My prayers are with you that we can all arise above this lunacy and we can
all live in peace, as He does wish.
Tollesboro, Kentucky, USA
|Mel and Steph|
I am a kiwi girl who is married to a french man. We
are both relatively agnostic. We have both been
living in London for 5 years,and Stephane (the french
man) just missed the train to Aldgate yesterday.
I want to thank you for your statement yesterday, and
apologise for the many vitriolic emails I understand
you received yesterday. As someone who has benefited
from Islamic hospitality in Syria, Egypt, Jordan,
Malaysia and Iran, I understand how wonderful and
gracious Islamic people are, and I would like to
apologise for any hostility that any Muslims are
experiencing in London. Please let us know if there
is anything that we can do to show our support as we
would be more than willing.
Arohanui, Kia kaha
|Dr. Annette Laing|
|Just a quick note from an expatriate Brit living in the U.S. to extend
my condolences and concern to you, and through you to the Muslim
communities of Britain in light of yesterday's horrific events. I pray
for you especially at this time, and I am asking everyone I know to do
I, too, destest the hate mail appearing on this site. But Muslims everywhere
must face the fact that such opinions do exist, some extremely stong, others
more diluted. They should not be surprised that some normally level-headed
people hold a degree of anti-Muslim sentiment after a barbaric attack on our
capital. It is no use telling them they are horrible people who should be
gagged. The disenchanted want to see two things from Muslim leaders:
unequivocal condemation of these acts AND a united, highly visible effort to
root out the troublemakers. Until they can bring themselves to take robust
action, there will always be suspicion that, underneath it all, Muslims
Last night I listened to one one your representatives on television (forget
his name). His best effort at answering the suggestion that Muslims were
responsible for the atrocity was along the lines of "How do you know? It
could have been anyone." That is not good enough. I'm sure he didn't mean to
sound so arrogant but it came across that way.
Muslim leaders have declared their position with official statements - a
good start - but these tend to come across as mere words carefully prepared
by committee. What we want to see is real determination from all sections of
the Muslim community, through words and actions, to rid Britain of this
As a British citizen who works very close to the site of the recent atrocities
committed in London, I would like to join you in sympathising with the family
and friends of the murdered people and condemning the perpetrators.
Please be assured that any anti Muslim views are only held by a minority
of foolish people, in the same way the bombers are also a small group of
foolish people who do not represent the majority.
Personally, I do not have any religious beliefs, but I would not want to
live in a country where religious freedoms were curtailed or restricted.
People should be free to make their own choices, even if that means not believing
in any faith.
I learned about your religious beliefs from a work colleague and from that
had a better understanding of your ideas. Which at the core are very similar
to most religions.
Best wishes for a peaceful future.
I was saddened to hear on the news that there are narrow-minded individuals that have emailed MCB with abusive and hateful comments against Islam.
As a non Muslim, and someone with admittedly limited knowledge of your faith. I would like to say that I don't share these warped views on Islam. I hope that its just a handful (more hopefully less).
As a fellow Brit, like your good selves - I can say that I'm sorry for this tragic loss of life which has no-doubts affected people from across faiths and backgrounds and nationalities.
I hope this is at least some reassurance and hopefully counteract the numbskulls that emailed you hatefully messages. It worries me that some women expressed fear of wearing the Hijab incase of attacks, I hope they continue without being bullied by these narrow minded individuals.
Britain is a rich fabric of faiths, opinions, nationalities and ways of life. Thats something that should be celebrated. Hopefully the people that send you those messages will one day pick up the Koran and/or Bible and learn something about respecting and loving one another.
Thank you for being who you are and continuing with your proactive national and international efforts!
I think to help the mcb I think it be good to show how much your
willing to help the police find the people that hit London, if they do
think they are Muslims then one of your members must have meet them, I
like to know that your members are doing the most they can to help find
these people. I am not a Muslim but I think this bombing is going to
make it harder for people to mix, I have friends that are very good
Muslims and they are very worried at this time, more worried then the
non-Muslims. I so hope not no more blood is shed, muslin or non-Muslim
its all ways one to many. Please tell your people that you must not
hate the non-Muslims for the out-cry’s of the last day, as they are
looking for a outlet, and these people are very closed minded. Theres
hope as when the IRA was bombing London we did not hate the Irish, just
help us please….i will pray that no more harm happens
|I just felt I had to write to express my concern that you and your
fellow muslims are not targeted or blamed for the terrible events of
As a white non muslim, who has no knowledge of your faith, I would find
it difficult to believe that the god you pray to has a different agenda
to the god I was brought up to pray to, I cannot believe that he would
condone these terrible actions of a small group of extremists.
I hope that all faiths will be brought together by this atrocity,
as the bombs did not discriminate between its victims colour or creed.
To anyone who lost a relative or has a loved one missing or injured, I
express my deepest sympathy.|
I have heard that you receieved a lot of hate e-mails since yesterday, I
don't blame honest hard working British muslims for what happened as
this was the work of evil terrorists and not part of our community.
The most upsetting thing I have seen is the Islam family who have
probably lost their 20 year old daughter in the attacks. They have my
deepest sympathy and best wishes.
I pray and I hope that an important of British society isn't scapegoated
by this action and that all followers of Islamic faith can live here in
peace and without fear.
I am a married white British citizen living in Southampton Hampshire,
with five young children and like yourselves I was horrified at the
attack in London on Thursday. However I was more horrified to learn that
innocent peace loving decent Muslims were being harassed and made to
feel guilty in this country for events that are clearly not their
responsibility, regardless of who is found to have committed these crimes.
These explosions were not just aimed at white Christians, they were
aimed at hurting and killing as many innocent people of all faiths and
I would just like to pass on to you and all the Muslims that you
represent in the UK my heart felt apologies for any attacks be it verbal
or otherwise that are aimed at your community and would hope that God
takes care of all of the people in this world and protects us all from
this type of harm regardless of who we believe that God to be.
With great respect and open heart my family wishes you all the very
I wanted to write to you as an ordinary Englsh, non organised
religion, citizen to express my solidarity with you. I fully condemn the
hate-mail you have received and know you are life affirming people just
as I am. Ordinary people are all the same - we love our family and
friends and community and must support each other in this difficult
time. The extremists want to cause mayhem and hatred and I will fight
against that. I support all Moslems who want to fulfill their faith in
the true way. The terrorists want to divide us and make war amongst us
but I will fight for the right for us all to stand united together under
the umberella of our separate Gods. May your Allah go with you and my
God go with me. Together we are strong! With best wishes, Carole
For further information please contact the MCB:
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