20th February, 2020
The motives for this attack are unclear, but one thing is absolutely clear - violence has absolutely no place in a mosque, a place of spiritual sanctuary. It remains deeply distressing to witness the unyielding violence that continues to plague otherwise peaceful and cohesive communities.
“Regardless of the motive of the attacker, we must remain calm but vigilant, as we aim to balance the importance of retaining mosques as open spaces, and the security of worshippers.
“Whilst many Muslims may be fearful, it is heartening to see faith and community leaders expressing their solidarity and support.”