Ten people were killed overnight in Germany by a far-Right gunman who attacked two shisha bars in the western town of Hanau before turning his gun on himself. MINAB released a statement to condemn the terrorist attack.
Imam Qari Asim said:
“Far Right attacks, similar to that in Hanau Germany are becoming increasingly common in Europe. It is critical that those who regularly repeat racist, Islamophobic and anti immigrant tropes realise the consequences of their actions. We must call out those who provide ideological ammunition to white ultra nationalist, just as we must call out those who radicalise ISIS inspired terrorism.”
“ISIS inspired terrorists and far right terrorist are threatening our shared values of tolerance and inclusion. They are rhetorical allies who want to trap communities in a spiral of mutually reinforcing hatred.”
During the Friday sermon tomorrow, Imams will be urging Muslims to remain resilient but vigilant and step up security around mosques and centres.
“Together, we must tackle xenophobia, racism and identity-based violence and create safer communities.”