We stand together

19 June 2017

Written by: Cllr Lib Peck and Cllr Mohammed Seedat

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On behalf of Lambeth Council, we’d like to share our shock and concern at last night’s terrorist attack in Finsbury Park. While this is the latest in a series of horrific attacks on our streets, it appears to be different in that it was targeted at a particular group of citizens, based on their Islamic beliefs. It was a hate crime, as well as a terror attack.

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The diversity of our population is what makes Lambeth, and London, such a wonderful place to live. Our acceptance and celebration of people from all different backgrounds is part of our very character. We will not change in this respect.

Over the weekend, in many different Lambeth communities, people came together to celebrate the fact that there is more that unites us than divides us. It was a show of love, tolerance and unity. Incidents like last night’s attack simply make that conviction stronger.

We are determined that our Muslim residents, along with everybody else, should feel safe on the streets of Lambeth and we will speak directly with our Borough Commander and continue to meet with faith leaders, to listen to any concerns and do all we can as a council to ensure safety outside our mosques and places of worship. If you wish to contact us directly, please do so via my contact details below.

Our community in Lambeth will continue to stand united against hate


Cllr Lib Peck, Lambeth Council Leader

Cllr Mohammed Seedat, Cabinet Member for Healthier and Stronger Communities.