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