08 Jul 2005
During the Friday jumu’ah prayers today, British Muslims in mosques throughout the United Kingdom will offer prayers for the victims and families of yesterday’s series of atrocities in London.
`Our faith of Islam calls upon us to be upholders of justice. The day after London was bloodied by terrorists finds us determined to help secure this justice for the innocent victims of yesterday’s carnage. The terrorists may have thought they could divide us and make us panic. It is our hope that we will all prove them conclusively wrong’, said Sir Iqbal Sacranie, Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Britain.
The Muslim Council urges Muslims in Britain to go about their daily routines and not be intimated or cowered by fear. This would be the wrong response to the tragic events of yesterday morning.
Irrespective of who may be behind the bombings in the capital, The Muslim Council condemns all acts of terror vehemently.[Ends]
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