Forest Gate mosque condemns Westminster terror attack
PUBLISHED: 11:35 24 March 2017
A mosque has issued a condemnation of terrorism and expressed its solidarity with the victims of the Westminster terror attack.
In a statement, Forest Gate’s Minhaj ul Quran’s spokesman, Shahid Mahmood, said members of the mosque stand “side by side with the victims”.
“At this time of great sadness for the nation, Minhaj ul Quran’s thoughts are with those people and their loved ones who suffered the evil of Wednesday’s atrocious events”, the statement says.
The mosque, in Romford Road, expressed its sympathies with the family, friends and colleagues of Pc Keith Palmer, Aysha Frade, Kurt W. Cochran and a 75-year-old man who became the fifth person to die as a result of the attack on the Palace of Westminster. The attacker, Khalid Masood, also died.
“Minhaj ul Quran London would like to stress that any terrorist activity, no matter who does it and for what purpose, is the greatest blow to peace, democracy, humanity, and all religious values.
“For this reason, no one — and certainly no muslims – can approve of any terrorist activity. Terror has no place in one’s quest to achieve independence or salvation. It costs the lives of innocent people.
“This latest terrorist activity, which is a most bloody and condemnable one, is far more than an attack on Britain – it is an assault against world peace as well as universal democratic, humanistic, and religious values.”
The statement went on to condemn the attackers describing them as “the most brutal people in the world”.
“Minhaj ul Quran stand side by side with the victims, and assure everybody that we pray to Allah Almighty for the victims and that He may equip their sorrowful beloved ones and all other British people with patience.”