The tragic events of last night on London Bridge and in the Borough Market are heart breaking. This is the second mass murder of citizens of all opinons, faiths, race, and nationality during this election campaign. The Labour Party stands united with the Country in our condemnation of such barbarism, and in our resolve to carry on our democratic way of life regardless.
I am a Muslim and there is nothing Islamic about killing innocent people in Paris, San Bernardino, or anywhere else in the world. True Muslims know that the ruthless violence of so called Islamic jihadists goes against the very tenets of our religion.
We as Muslims have to stand up to those who use Islam to advance their own personal agenda. They have alienated many from learning about Islam. True Muslims know or should know that it goes against our religion to try and force Islam on anybody.
Speaking as someone who has never been accused of political correctness, I believe that our political leaders should use their position to bring understanding about the religion of Islam and clarify that these misguided murderers have perverted people’s views on what Islam really is.