Dear Bishop Peter,
We are writing to express our deep sadness at the brutal attack which took place in Rouen, which resulted in the murder of Father Jacques Hamel. The fact that these events took place inside a place where people gather to worship God and share his message of love and peace is appalling and adds a greater element of barbarity to what took place that day.
We wish to extend our condolences to our friends and neighbours in the Catholic community. We share your pain and are committed to standing together. We remain true to the covenant made by our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) in which he declared to Christians that “You are in my protection and my covenant and my security from any type of despised things.”
We pray our communities are granted the strength to continue to respond to this falsehood with the truth, to hatred with love, and words of division with those of solidarity.
Luton Sunni Council of Mosques
Luton Council of Mosques