london,
21
February
2020
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12:26
Europe/London

Camden responds to London Central Mosque stabbing

We are shocked and saddened by the attack that has occurred at London Central Mosque yesterday, and all our thoughts and hopes are with the victim for his swift recovery.

The victim was stabbed as he called others to prayer, to a communal act of faith that was violently interrupted by a single individual. Whilst we do not know at this time their motives, it is less than two months since we have come together to express concern about attacks on other places of worship. Our mosques, our synagogues and our churches must be places of sanctuary and care, and we are committed to ensuring that they are protected and that worshippers feel safe.

Police and Council community safety officers contacted all mosques in Camden yesterday and are undertaking additional reassurance patrols today. We recognise that our Muslim friends, family, neighbours and colleagues might feel anxious about their safety, and we want to reiterate that Camden is a place that rejects violence in all its forms, and as Leaders we stand with them in proudly living their faith in our shared community.

Councillor Georgia Gould, Leader of Camden Council

Keir Starmer, MP for Holborn and St Pancras

Tulip Siddiq, MP for Hampstead and Kilburn