MYF Condemns Attack on Soldier in Woolwich
The Muslim Youth Foundation condemns the attack on the soldier in Woolwich that occurred Wednesday afternoon. It is a very tragic incident, and we condemn all acts of violence and all such acts. Our thoughts along with community and country are with the family of the deceased. The perpetrators are clearly unhinged criminals. We stand by the statement released by the Muslim Council of Britain today which state
The Muslim Council of Britain this evening spoke out, in the strongest possible terms, the news of a horrific murder that has taken place in Woolwich, London. Eye-witnesses suggest that the murderers made Islamic slogans during their heinous action and were thus motivated by their Islamic faith.
This is a truly barbaric act that has no basis in Islam and we condemn this unreservedly. Our thoughts are with the victim and his family. We understand the victim is a serving member of the Armed Forces. Muslims have long served in this country’s Armed Forces, proudly and with honour. This attack on a member of the Armed Forces is dishonourable, and no cause justifies this murder.
This action will no doubt heighten tensions on the streets of the United Kingdom. We call on all our communities, Muslim and non-Muslim, to come together in solidarity to ensure the forces of hatred do not prevail. It is important we allow our police authorities to do their job without speculation. We also urge the utmost vigilance and ask the police authorities to calm tensions.