The Ahmadiyya Muslim community are holding a vigil at The Rose Campbell Park.
The vigil will take place on Wednesday 20th March at 17:30 in memory of all the victims of the attack in Christchurch.
Jawad Ahmed Butt, President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Milton Keynes said: “This was a horrendous attack on innocent Muslim worshippers including women and children attending their Friday prayers. We commend the response of the authorities and the Prime Minister of New Zealand.”
Mr Butt added: “In Milton Keynes, we live amongst incredibly diverse and compassionate people. We need to stand united as a nation and not let extremists destroy the fabric of our society.
“We must stand firm, shoulder to shoulder, to ensure that we defeat the extremist ideologies that have caused such destruction.”
“To convey our condolences and prayers to the victims and their loved ones, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Milton Keynes is holding a vigil at 5.30pm at The Rose in Campbell Park on Wednesday the 20th March. The vigil is open to all to enable us as a community to pay our respects together.”
They invite all residents of Milton Keynes to join them on the evening.
The World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad has strongly condemned the terrorist attack resulting in the death of fifty worshippers and others seriously injured.
Thames Valley Police are also visiting the local Mosques to provide reassurance and safety advice after the atrocities in New Zealand.
Members of the local community gathered in Campbell Park this evening to remember the victims of shootings at two mosques in New Zealand on Friday.
Local residents from both the Muslim and non-Muslim community in Milton Keynes also paid their respects.
The President of the Milton Keynes Ahmadiyya Muslim Association Chapter spoke to MKFM with a message that “we must stand firm to ensure we defeat the extremist idiologies which are trying to divide us”.
He added: “In Milton Keynes, we live amongst incredibly diverse and compassionate people. We need to stand united as a nation.”
Listen to his message in full here & see pictures @ mkfm.com