Ahmadiyya Muslim elders association condemns terrorist attack in London at a vigil addressed by mayor of Wandsworth.
Saddened by the barbaric terrorist attack at London Bridge and Borough Market on Saturday 3rd June, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Elders Association organised a solidarity event at Church Square, Putney.
The Mayor of Wandsworth, Jim Maddan and his wife the Mayoress, were welcomed and shared prayers for peace with the assembled crowd.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community was founded in British India in 1889. It established in the UK in 1913 building it’s first London’s first mosque in 1924 in Putney.
Today, a Vigil was held in Putney, organised by Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association, London Region. The AMEA invited its members based in Wandsworth to attend the vigil.
The Mayor of Wandsworth Councillor Jim Maddan graciously accepted our invitation to address the audience.
Among those who addressed the Vigil were Mr Khalid Mahmood, Vice President Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association UK, His Excellency Councillor Jim Maddan, The Mayor of London Borough of Wandsworth, Reverend Cannon Ailsa Newby, Team Rector Parish of Putney St. Mary’s Church and Ahmad Ahsan Regional Coordinator AMEA London Region.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association is deeply saddened and shocked by the brutal and barbaric terrorist attacks in London on Saturday night, resulting in eight people being killed and 50 injured.
Mahmood Ahmad, Regional President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association said “The Ahmadiyya Muslim elders association unequivocally condemns in the strongest possible terms Saturday’s terrorist attack in London. All acts of terrorism and extremism are vile criminal acts that are completely unjustifiable.
“We express our deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and pray for a full and speedy recovery of those injured. We also commend the excellent work of emergency services, who responded in a matter of minutes. We are proud of them.
“This latest attack follows the horrific attacks at Westminster Bridge and the suicide bombing in Manchester and it is clear that such murderers are bent on sowing the seeds of hatred and division. As before, they will not succeed.
“Such acts find no hiding place in Islam for it rejects extremism and terrorism in any form and for any reason. We will continue to stand united against extremism and work with all who seek peace to defeat this ideology of hate.”
Ahmadiyya Muslims lives by their moto “Love for all hatred for none”.