Opinion Editorials, July 2007
the Muslim Council of
MCB, July 4,
The police and security services have the enormous responsibility for trying to ensure the safety of all Britons. As such they deserve the fullest support and cooperation from each and every sector of our society, including all Muslims.
With this in
mind, the Muslim Council of Britain will, this
coming Saturday, be convening a meeting at the Islamic Cultural Centre in
We would take
this opportunity to commend the new Prime Minister Gordon Brown and the Home
Secretary Jacqui Smith for the calm and reassuring tone of their responses
to the recent attacks in which they made clear that it was unacceptable to
hold any one faith group or community as being somehow collectively
responsible for the actions of a few. We also appreciate the stance taken by
the Scottish first Minister Alex Salmond, who re-assured the Muslim
It cannot be
stressed enough that terrorists actively seek to divide us and to undermine
our collective strength. To be successful in our collective effort to deal
with the threats of terror it is imperative that we all work together. We
need to have confidence and mutual trust in each other. The challenges
facing us as a nation require us to work together for the joint benefit of
Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari
Dr Daud Abdullah
Mrs Unaiza Malik
Mr Inayat Bunglawala
will take place at Islamic Cultural Centre,
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