A statement from our Trustees regarding London Bridge attack:
As representatives of the Muslim community in Medway towns we deplore any acts of violence or antagonism towards any group of people or individuals. Our heartfelt sympathies and thoughts and prayers go to anyone who has been directly or indirectly affected by these terrible crimes.
We find it utterly upsetting and frustrating that these actions are carried out by misguided individuals or groups of people who claim to be acting as Muslims. We cannot relate to these people and their actions and feel that their actions are an insult to our beliefs.
Islam forbids the random taking of innocent lives and harming innocent people, and enjoins us to live within the framework of the law of the country within which we live, in peace and harmony with our neighbours.
In our local community our neighbours have been amazing in showing us support and solidarity with respect to their messages of understanding and we greatly appreciate this.