How The UK Is Strengthening Interfaith Bonds After Paris Attacks

Source: Huffington Post

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By Religion Associate Editor, The Huffington Post

Inter Faith Week has been celebrated in the UK since 2009. But this year, the terrorist attacks that gripped Paris last Friday gave the campaign a sense of urgency.

More than 350 interfaith events have taken place in England, Northern Ireland and Wales through Saturday, November 21. The dates were planned far in advance, but the week couldn’t have come at a better time for members of the East London Mosque.

Salman Farsi, a spokesman for the East End mosque, said that for years his house of worship has been a target for far right groups.

“Often global events related to terrorism causes a spike in hate mail and physical attacks on members of our community,” Farsi told The Huffington Post.

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