We all woke up this morning to the tragic news of the fatal events that took place in
Manchester on the evening of Monday the 22nd of May, 2017. For such an attack to place at
an arena filled with children and young people is heart-breaking. The Lancashire Council of
Mosques and the Muslim community as a whole strongly condemn this terrible act, and
commend the swift response and incredible bravery of our emergency services.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this terrible act of violence. May the
Almighty protect us all from those that would wish us harm or seek to create divisions in our
communities, grant strength and patience to those that have lost loved ones, grant
complete recoveries to those that suffered injury, and hold to account those that are
It is common for there to be a sharp rise in hate crimes and incidents after such an event,
which is one of the aims of such attacks. As such, we ask everyone, Muslim and non-Muslim,
to stand together, remain vigilant, and look out for each other. As ever, our greatest
strength is our unity.
If you or someone you know are subjected to physical or verbal abuse due to your religious,
racial or cultural background, please contact the Lancashire Council of Mosques Hate Crime
In an emergency, always use 999.