Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth attend vigil in Trafalgar Square to show support for victims of Westminster terror

Source: http://www.surreycomet.co.uk/news/15179921._It_s_important_to_stand_together___Ahmadiyya_Muslims_show_support_for_victims_of_Westminster_terror_attack/?ref=rss

Pippa Allen-Kinross


‘It’s important to stand together’: Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association

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Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) have attended a vigil in Trafalgar Square to remember the victims of the Westminster terror attack.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim community have strongly condemned the attacks on Wednesday, March 22, when a Muslim convert called Khalid Masood drove his car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before attacking and killing a policeman at the Houses of Parliament.

AMYA volunteers from across London and Surrey, including Morden, Epsom, Carshalton and New Malden, attended the vigil to spread their message of “love for all, hatred for none”.

AMYA representative Jamil Bhatti, said: “We are all local British Muslims, and this has sadly happened here in Britain and sadly it’s a Muslim that has done it.

“We want to show solidarity with the victims who were killed and injured on that day.

“It’s important to stand together, regardless of our backgrounds.

“Islam doesn’t teach hatred. We have to show the true message of Islam and show the public that this is not what Islam represents. We want to fight this hatred between communities and faiths.

“We only got positive reactions from people at the rally. A lot of people thanked us for coming, and wanted pictures with us. It was important for us to be there, and we were glad to be a part of it.”

Thousands of Londoners gathered for the… read more at source.

1 reply

  1. Wonderful. Thankyou for doing this. Please put the picture in as many social media and news media sites as you can – also text BBC news and email Victoria@bbc.co.uk. I was one of the millions of people worldwide who said ‘Not in Our Name’ for the awful attacks on Iraq. Most people want to live in peace and have love fro humanity, I hope that future generations can live in peace because of our stand for love now. Julie

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