Members of the capital’s religious communities gathered at Scotland Yard today (Thursday afternoon) and issued a statement to deplore the barbaric attack that unfolded in London yesterday.
Of course, we all know that Islam has nothing to do with such actions and there is no justification for such a barbaric assault on innocent people, irrespective of race or religion.
Our hearts go out to the 3 people who lost their lives and the 40 who were injured in this deplorable incident.
Wandsworth Council Leader, Ravi Govindia, issued a statement this afternoon saying:
“Today the Union Flag over Wandsworth Town Hall flies at half mast to express solidarity with the victims of yesterday’s senseless attack on the seat of our democracy.”
Earlier in the day staff and visitors to the Town Hall, like countless other people across the country, observed one minute’s silence when our thoughts were with PC Keith Palmer, who died carrying out his duties, along with other victims and their loved ones.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by this terrible event, especially the families of the innocent people whose lives were so cruelly taken away. London will overcome this tragedy and Londoners of all faiths and creeds will go on supporting each other and working in harmony with each other in defiance of the twisted and evil intentions of those who wish us harm.
I am sure you will agree with me that this is a time to show solidarity and focus on what unites us.”