Press Release Westminster Attack

The Noor Ul Islam Trust would like to join many other mosques, institutions and the general public in whole heartedly condemn the actions that took place in Westminster on Wednesday 22nd March 2017.

All acts of murder on innocent victims, whether at home or abroad are completely against the teachings of Islam. The Quran states if anyone killed a person - it would be as if he killed all mankind, and if anyone saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of all mankind. Chapter 5 verse 32.

The motive behind the killings are not yet known but Noor Ul Islam Trust makes it clear that Islam does not justify the deplorable actions committed by an individual on Wednesday. Not only is there no justification for this, Islam actually condemns terrorism and it is an insult to our religion if this act was in its name. This type of hatred is not the Islamic way of life.

We send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of those who were murdered and injured. The actions of the emergency services and the public who helped on are commended by the Trust.

We appreciate the togetherness and solidarity of the community and recognise how the British public, whether Muslim or not, need to continue to work together to stop all forms of terrorism, home and abroad. We will not be divided.

The reassurance to the Muslim community given by Assistant Police Commissioner Rowley is greatly appreciated. The words of unity and need for respect from our Prime Minister and from the Mayor of London must be heeded.

Muslims are ever mindful of the need to convey our true faith with wisdom and beautiful words and remind themselves that the Quran tells us ‘The true servants of the Merciful are those who walk humbly on the earth and when the ignorant address them they say: Peace.’

Yusuf Hansa

Chairman

24th March 2017