15 Mar 2019

Statement – Condolences to the people of Christchurch, New Zealand

Cllr Richard Watts, Leader of Islington Council, said:

"I was deeply shocked and saddened to hear about the horrific terror attacks on the mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. We stand united with our local mosques to condemn this attack and offer our condolences to those affected.

“I’ve been in touch personally with several representatives of the local Muslim community and have addressed prayers today at Muslim Welfare House and the Finsbury Park Mosque to express our solidarity and support.  We are resolutely clear that our borough is no place for hate, or any form of racism, discrimination or oppression.

“The council has put a book of condolence in the reception of the town hall for anyone who would like to pay their respects to the victims of the attacks.

“We are proud of our diverse community – it is one of Islington’s greatest strengths. We encourage everyone to stand up against all forms of hate. Our community stands together.”

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