Muslim Group Have Already Raised £9,900 For Victims Of The Westminster Attacks And Counting

Evidence that terrorism will not divide us

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Today, certain rent-a-mouths have claimed that London has been 'cowed' by the events of yesterday.

Well, evidence for that is thin on the ground. In fact, there is clear evidence to the contrary.

Muslim United for London have already raised over £9,900 since yesterday.

Mudasser Ahmed was a witness to the attack and set up the page in response.

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The page reads:

I reflected on what it means to be a born-and-bred Londoner and found myself proud of how security and medical services responded, how ordinary passers-by offered first aid, and what our Parliament means to me, an institution that is the oldest of its kind in the world and how, regardless of our critiques of government policies or political parties, remains an institution that reflects how the will of the people can be expressed with civility and dignity.

After dealing with the shock, Ahmed felt moved to do something in honour of the victims:

While details of the victims are still emerging, I have been in touch with networks within British Muslim communities and can assure you that we all stand with fellow Londoners during these difficult times and want to extend our support by raising funds to help with the immediate, short-term needs of the families of Keith Palmer, the other victims and their families. While no amount of money will bring back lives lost or take away from the pain the victims and their families are going through, we hope to lessen their burden in some way as citizens, Londoners, and human beings.

The page specifically asks Muslim community leaders to endorse and promote the cause, as well as people from other faiths and communities.

The charity drive is already getting widespread support.

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You can donate here.

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