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Press Release | 23rd May

COUNCIL OF MOSQUES – TOWER HAMLETS MUSLIMS CONDEMN MURDER OF SOLDIERpress-release IN WOOLWICH

The Council of Mosques speaks out against the horrific event that took place in Woolwich, south-East London yesterday (22 May). Eyewitness reports claim the murderers spoke Islamic slogans and are said to be Muslims. There is no place in Islam for such barbaric and mindless violence.

The perpetrators do not represent anyone or faith groups except themselves. This horrendous act of murder towards a member of the armed force is extremely dishonourable and the Muslim community in east-London are completely shocked by the incident.

Our thoughts are with the victim’s family. We should let the police authorities investigate further and support them where we can.

This incident will stoke tensions in the community and we request the local authorities to assist the community in helping to keep tension at a minimum.

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Note to Editors:

The Council of Mosques (CoM) was established to bridge communication gaps between mosques within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and statutory providers. It has since operated as an independent umbrella organisation representing a diverse membership of local mosques, cultural and Islamic centres with 55 members at present. www.councilofmosques.com