People are being urged to stand united following the terrorist attacks in London on Saturday in which seven people died and 48 were injured. Horsham District Council deputy leader Jonathan Chowen called on people to “stand together to defeat this horrendous wrongdoing” and Muslims in Crawley also condemned the attacks as ‘acts of evil individuals. Councillor Chowen said: “Once again, we have been saddened and sickened by this appalling attack on innocent people who were enjoying a Saturday night out in London including innocent Londoners and overseas visitors from as far afield as Canada and Australia. “All members of the district council wish to express their sincere condolences to those families who have lost loved ones and we send our best wishes to all those still in hospital who have injuries in the hope that they make speedy and full recoveries. “This was another attack on ordinary people simply out enjoying themselves. Though the terrorists would want us to change our lifestyles and our way of life, we must stand together to defeat this horrendous wrongdoing.”
And the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in also spoke of their ‘deep sadness and shock.’ President Najeeb Rahman said: “The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community 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.