Faith Matters – Today we remember fellow Londoners murdered on our streets; Tomorrow we redouble our efforts against extremism and terrorism

London 4 June 2017

Manchester, Westminster and now London Bridge. Many lives, families and communities deeply affected by the actions of Islamist terrorists who have tried to attack the peace of our country. The list sadly continues on as six people are reported to have been murdered last night by what looks like another Islamist terrorist attack.

It is clear that Islamic State has influenced some of the actions of terrorists through calls to disrupt and harm people and communities by the use of vehicles and knives. This fits into the modus operandi of the terrorists who attacked London yesterday.

At this time, we ask that people reflect and think about those who have died and who have been injured. There will be lots of commentary in the coming days about extremism and terrorism, though at this time, we need to remember the many who have been murdered on our streets because of such attacks.

London will remain strong and resilient. This does not mean that we are weak or complacent as a City. What it means is that it redoubles our joint efforts to tackle the extremist rhetoric that fuels terrorism, as well as working closely with law enforcement agencies.

We will be issuing a further statement in the coming days.

Notes :

1) Faith Matters is a not-for-profit organisation that works on building positive community relations between and within faith groups nationally. It also works on countering extremism, monitoring hate crimes and integration projects.
2) Faith Matters runs the national anti-Muslim hate crime project, Tell MAMA. Tell MAMA records both anti-Muslim and intra-Muslim hatred in the UK.
3) Faith Matters has been working on these issues since 2005, when the organisation was founded by Fiyaz Mughal.

With Best Wishes,

Fiyaz Mughal OBE
Founder and Director – Faith Matters
Faith Matters
Unit 34, 4 Montpellier Street
Knightsbridge SW7 1EE
Twitter: @FaithMattersUK
E-mail: info@faith-matters.org
Website: www.faith-matters.org

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