MCS Statement On Finsbury Park Mosque Attack

The Muslim Council of Scotland condemns in the strongest possible terms the callous terrorist attack on worshippers last night in London. This attack was aimed directly at the vibrant Muslim community during the Month of Ramadan at a time when many families would have been returning home after night time prayers.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, the injured and anyone affected by this tragedy. Our heart goes out to the people of London who have been through so much in the last few months and are still waiting for news on many friends and family in the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

This attack goes to show how hate and terrorism has no religion or face. The motive of these people is to spread division. We would urge members of the community to remain calm at this time and go about their everyday business but to take some extra precautions if travelling alone or after dark. There is no need to be alarmed but we must remain vigilant. Together, as a united community, we can defeat those who seek to divide us

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