23 March 2017
The Muslim Council of Britain today commended the Metropolitan Police and the leadership of our Prime Minister and the Mayor of London as they reacted to the attack on Westminster yesterday. The MCB condemned the attack yesterday and today Secretary General, Harun Khan will join thousands of Londoners, including Muslims, as they converge on Trafalgar Square this evening in solidarity with the victims.
Harun Khan said: “This attack was cowardly and depraved. There is no justification for this act whatsoever. The best response to this outrage is to make sure we come together in solidarity and not allow the terrorists to divide us.
My condolences, thoughts and prayers go to the families of the victims.
My thoughts are also with the late PC Keith Palmer and his family. His bravery, and the response of the police and emergency services are to be commended.
In this regard, I would also like to thank Assistant Commissioner Rowley for his leadership yesterday in reassuring Muslim communities around the country.
That leadership has been echoed by our Prime Minister who has rightly said that we will ‘come together as normal’, and the Mayor of London who has spoken about how Londoners ‘respect, embrace and celebrate each other and that’s going to carry on.’
I hope my Muslim brothers and sisters will reach out to fellow Londoners and Britons in solidarity to demonstrate that such hatred will not defeat our way of life.”
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