Below is a message from His Eminence Seyed Hashem Moosavi to the brothers and sisters who protected the Islamic Centre of England after the violent Islamophobic riots:
I would like to extend my sincere appreciation and gratitude to the faithful, insightful, and passionate youth of different nationalities for attending the peaceful gatherings in front of the Islamic Centre of England. I appreciate their sympathy and sense of religious responsibility in holding these gatherings following the scenes of chaos and disorder on the 25th of September 2022 in front of the Islamic Centre of England, where mourners of the Arba’een procession of Imam Hussain (a.s.) and demise of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) were violently attacked and beaten.
The actions of these rioters last week can be examined and analysed from different dimensions:
In condemning this inhumane act, the Islamic Centre of England asks all believers to remain vigilant in upholding unity, peace, and the rule of law, and to also pay serious attention to the sanctity of religious values and places of worship.
May peace be upon him who follows the guidance!
Seyed Hashem Moosavi
Director of the Islamic Centre of England