Hate Crime Statement following the Westminster Bridge Attack March 2017
Following the recent atrocious and shocking attack on innocent people on Westminster Bridge close to Houses of Parliament in London Blackburn with Darwen Interfaith Forum feel it is right that all people of Faith, or none, speak out against such atrocities.
As the local Interfaith Forum in Blackburn with Darwen we work with people from all 6 major world faiths being practiced locally and wider afield as well as with others who follow other Faiths or who do not follow a Faith at all and would like it to be known that we repudiate any and every action that hurts people.
We therefore stand in solidarity with others against – Killings/Murders/Threats/Bullying/Scapegoating and other such acts against humanity unreservedly condemning them all.
Our thoughts and prayers are with those people who have been affected in any way by such callous and cowardly acts and call on all the people of Blackburn with Darwen to stand together against all Hate inspired crime and terrorism from where ever it comes and to work together in Peaceful and Respectful ways in all we do together.
Blackburn with Darwen Interfaith Forum