STATEMENT BY mend ON THE ATTACK AT THE MANCHESTER ARENA
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Tuesday May 23 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are firstly with those who have lost loved ones and whose family members have been injured or are missing following this attack. Manchester is a very strong community and will grieve this tragic loss together. We also pray for the swift recovery of those injured. We applaud the actions of the emergency services and selfless acts of courage, humanity and the kindness of ordinary people assisting those in need throughout the night.
We deplore and condemn this attack which police are currently treating as a terrorist incident. Regardless of the background or motivation of the perpetrator, we should not allow this to divide our great city which is home to people from different religions, ethnicities and backgrounds, and we should remain vigilant against reprisal attacks.
We urge anyone who has any information about this incident to report this to the police. mend will offer assistance to the Greater Manchester Police in their ongoing investigation. We also fully support Andy Burnham, mayor of Greater Manchester, in his request that people attend this evening’s vigil in Albert Square at 6pm. It is important that all communities show solidarity with each other at this difficult time.
mend (Muslim Engagement and Development)