Viewpoint: We will stand against all forms of bigotry in our community

PUBLISHED: 08:00 14 April 2018


A vile letter to mark Tuesday, April 3 as ‘Punish a Muslim Day’ - an act of hatred aimed to target Muslims and to deliberately divide communities - was recently circulated which created some unease and concerns among residents.

We took up the issue with the police and the council to ensure safety and reassurance.

Tower Hamlets responded in a typical manner by sending out a strong message that we are united and will stand together against all forms of fascism and bigotry.

Together, with a diverse set of residents, I was proud to attend the Happier Together event at the East London Mosque and another event in St Dunstan’s to send a clear message that we will continue to stand for one another and aspire to come together with hope and solidarity in the face of division and hatred.

Together we can.

• To send us your letters, email

Latest East London News Stories

44 minutes ago

The biggest festival of Bengali music outside the Indian sub-continent returns to east London at the end of the month for its sixth year running.


A plastic bottle ‘return deposit’ scheme on drinks has been started at Canary Wharf to stop single-use plastic waste.

The ticket office in Shadwell, Wapping and Shoreditch High Street stations are facing the axe in plans revealed by transport chiefs.


The NHS body buying and planning most health services in Tower Hamlets invites people to its annual general meeting.


Lots of delays on the c2c and London Underground lines this morning.

Bethnal Green and Bow’s MP opened a new primary school playground in Bethnal Green.

Yesterday, 16:31

A St John Ambulance volunteer from Canary Wharf has received an award for his first aid work around Newham.

Yesterday, 15:57

A project celebrating east London’s women activists marked the opening of a Suffragette tribute garden with a party.


Are you a landlord looking for a fixed rental income, paid whether the property is empty or not? Steve Westley, general manager at estate agents Elliot Leigh, explains their Guaranteed Rent Scheme and how it takes the stress out of letting your property.

Newsletter Sign Up

East London Advertiser twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now