Muslim families in Whitechapel establish solidarity group against Islamist terrorism
PUBLISHED: 11:54 20 June 2017
Muslim families in Whitechapel have set up a new organisation to show solidarity with Londoners against Islamist terrorism after the London Bridge attacks.
Members of the new London Muslim Alliance staged a march along Whitechapel High Street on Saturday with banners proclaiming “Not in our name — not in our city.”
Children joined parents for the walk to London Bridge where a minute’s silence was held—two weeks after the atrocity in which seven people were murdered and 48 others injured.
“We’re not protesting against anyone,” Muslim Alliance co-ordinator Zakir Khan told the Advertiser. “We’re showing solidarity as Londoners, that we are ‘One London’. Any attack on London is an attack on us as well.”
One of the murdered victims on June 3 was Canary Wharf bank worker Ignacio Echeverria, 39, an HSBC analyst on a night out with friends who used his skateboard to try and fend off a knife-wielding terrorist attacking a woman.