May 23rd, 2017

Our Thoughts and Prayers are With Manchester

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In this time of hate, taxi drivers (including Muslim taxi drivers) were taking people to safety free of charge, hotel staff were taking lost children in and twitter exploded with people sharing information to help people find loved ones or get others to safety. Local people opened up their homes, hospital staff, including Muslim doctors and nurses, worked on adults and children, or were on call.  People donated blood.

The dead, the injured and the people of Manchester are in people's thoughts and prayers.  Please do not turn this into a hate vendetta against the Muslim communities.  Blame breeds implacable hated and in the face of this atrocity, we need to be selfless and help each other.  In doing this, people with malevolent intention will never succeed.


Scott McKenna

Can I just take this opportunity to remind you all that Mr Mohammed from your local shop wasn't involved in last nights attacks in Manchester. Neither was Mrs Azeer from Lloyds Bank or her family. Abdul, a the taxi driver, was watching the news in horror along with everyone else.

The people behind last night's attacks weren't Muslims, they were extremists using religion as vindication for their cowardice.
Please, I urge each and everyone of you, do not lay blame at the doors of the innocent just because of what they believe. They are no more to blame for Manchester terrorist attack than you are.

We are one world and one family. Treat each other as such, because what happened last night should bring us closer together, not make us lash out against our neighbours for a perceived religion affiliation