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Catholic Press Agency Austria (KPO): Religious leaders condemn attack on Muslims in London
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Catholic Press Agency Austria (KPO): Religious leaders condemn attack on Muslims in London

Top representatives of all religions have condemned an anti-Islamic attack on mosque visitors in London's Finsbury Park district. On Monday, a minibus was rushed to a group of people in front of the mosque shortly after midnight, who had gathered for the evening prayer in the fast month of Ramadan and was just looking after an unconscious fellow believer. One person died, ten others were injured. All victims are Muslims. Whether the dead was killed by the impact or died before the attack, could not be clarified yet.

Top representatives of all religions have condemned an anti-Islamic attack on mosque visitors in London's Finsbury Park district. On Monday, a minibus was rushed to a group of people in front of the mosque shortly after midnight, who had gathered for the evening prayer in the fast month of Ramadan and was just looking after an unconscious fellow believer. One person died, ten others were injured. All victims are Muslims. Whether the dead was killed by the impact or died before the attack, could not be clarified yet. 

The 48-year-old driver of the hired short-haul reported: "I want to kill all Muslims." When he was arrested by the police, he allegedly did not regret his action and would do it again. 

The Secretary General of the British Islamic Council, Harin Khan, called for a strengthening of security arrangements around mosques. Since the recent terrorist attacks in Manchester and London, Muslims have increasingly suffered from Islamophobia and discrimination. 

The primacy of the Anglican Church of England, Archbishop Justin Welby, called the attack "disgusting" and emphasized its solidarity with the Muslim community. The attack was a "attack on us all, our culture and our values".

The Catholic archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, was "deeply shocked". Violence generates more violence; The only way out of this spiral is the daily realization that "we must be all producers of understanding, compassion and peace". 

The Jewish community condemned "the attempt to escalate tensions in the UK," said the President of the European Jewish Congress, Moshe Kantor. "An attack on a religion is an attack on all religions," says Kantor. 

 Click here to read the full article in Catholic Press Agency Austria (KPO)

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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