PRESS RELEASE

Attack in London

 

The Greater Manchester Muslim community takes the opportunity in commenting on the reported terror attack in London today. We are shocked and saddened by this attack on the innocent and on Parliament.

Whilst we are in the early stages of the security operation, we must all remain vigilant.

Whoever committed this attack and whatever the motives, our thoughts are with the victims, their families, especially the brave police officers, ambulance and security service officers who challenged and stopped this attack and helped those injured. We also note the humanity and positive action of many, who came together to support the victims of this attack in very dangerous and challenging time.

London is our capital and we stand in solidarity with all Londoners – we will not allow those who seek to harm us and divide us to succeed.

We must all work collectively to bring those responsible for this horrendous crime to justice. We ask for constant vigilance and if anyone who has any information that may assist please contact the police without delay.

Press Release issued 22/3/2017

 

This press release has been released by organisations that represent large number of the Greater Manchester Muslims

ABOUT MANCHESTER COUNCIL OF MOSQUES (MCOM)

MCOM represent over 70 mosques in Manchester with a combined congregation of over 80,000 people. MCOM aims to work for Manchester and beyond to be a great place to worship, live, work and prosper in. MCOM regularly issues statements and press releases to mosques and the wider society to build a just and harmonious society.

ABOUT STOCKPORT MUSLIMS

Stockport Muslims are Muslims from the communities and suburbs of Greater Manchester that work with all communities in developing mutual understanding and social cohesion. Stockport Muslims are committed to justice, tolerance and building a fairer society for all.

ABOUT BCoM

The Bolton Council of Mosques (BCoM) has been uniting, and standing up for Muslims in Bolton for over 20 years. Its goal is to ensure that all Muslims have the opportunity to take an active part in building a better society for everyone who lives in Bolton by involving them at a grass roots level, and highlighting the vital contribution they make to the town. BCoM has 26 affiliated Mosques.

ABOUT ROCHDALE COUNCIL OF MOSQUES (RCM)

The Rochdale Council of Mosques has been working with communities in Rochdale since 2003 and it has 15 mosques affiliated to it.  Our vision is to develop successful, confident and united Muslims, who pursue their aspirations with respect and dignity in order to make valuable contributions to the economic, spiritual and civic life of Rochdale.  Our work is about developing a framework for addressing issues affecting local Muslim people through effective partnership working, promoting harmony and unity between the people of Rochdale. We endeavour to consult, contribute, help develop and where needed, deliver services which meet the needs of the Muslim communities living in Rochdale. We also act as a gateway to service providers, enhancing access and participation of the Muslim community.