Human circle around mosque following Quebec mosque attack
- Created on Friday, 03 February 2017
Friday 3rd February, 12.10pm - London Stands As One #LondonIsOne #LondonUnited
Join Londoners of all faiths and beliefs to form a human circle of solidarity around Mosque during Friday prayers.
This week has seen murderous violence against Muslims in Quebec and we stand with our Muslim brothers and sisters at this time of international turbulence.
We believe that ‘London stands as one’, and are determined to work peacefully and constructively to ensure Britain follows an open and diverse path.
The Christian Muslim Forum said:
“We are standing in solidarity with Muslims at the first Friday prayers since the horrific Quebec mosque attack. We affirm our commitment to each other as neighbours and to hold a space where we all can flourish.”
Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, Senior Rabbi to Reform Judaism said:
“This week started with President Trump's executive order, and is ending with news that antisemitism is at record levels in the U.K. Tomorrow, we will show our determination, as minorities and people of different religions, to stand together and protect one another."
The Rt Revd Rob Wickham, Bishop of Edmonton, added:
“Haringey is a window to the world, and when Muslims in Quebec are attacked at prayers, it has a deep effect upon our community relationships here in London. We are determined to stand together, as a sign of solidarity, with our brothers and sisters of all faiths and none, as we strive for the flourishing of humanity.”
Ajmal Masroor, Chair of Islamic Society of Britain commented:
"After recent events in the US and Canada, we received calls from leaders of many faiths & beliefs wanting to show solidarity with British Muslims. I feel these leaders want to relay the message that we are all equal citizens of this great country and that we must stand as one when any of us feels isolated or scared. We are deeply touched by this real show of support.”
The event is supported by:
Islamic Society of Britain
Christian Muslim Forum
Faiths Forum for London
Hope not Hate
The group will gather at 11.45, in time to circle the mosque just before Friday prayers, which are scheduled for 12.10.