UK: Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s message at Trafalgar Square vigil after the Westminster attack


Zishan Ahmad, 25, an imam

(Grace Rahman/PA)

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His message: Love for all hatred for none.

Ahmad is from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association, and said their South West London mosque is the biggest in Western Europe.

“That’s our motto,” he said about his message. “We believe that Islam has equality for all races, all religions. We condemn extremism and terrorism, as anyone else would. Our prayers are with the families of those in yesterday’s attack.”

As we spoke, someone draped in a Union Flag stopped to shake his hand.

A woman stops to shakes hands

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How did he feel about the positive reaction him and the other young Muslim men from his mosque were getting from other mourners?

“It makes us feel good that we’re portraying the true message of Islam, that is our golden aim and hopefully we will be a step closer to peace in this society,” he said.

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