The Barnet Communities Together Network has released a joint statement following the attacks in Westminster.
We share the national condemnation for the acts of atrocity committed in the heart of London on Wednesday 22nd March 2017.
We are determined that Barnet will remain a special place where residents get on well together and that our diverse cultural communities continue to live and work peacefully alongside one another. We are justly proud of our diversity and community cohesion and will stand united in keeping Barnet a great place to live, work and study.
There is no place in Barnet for any act of retaliation, hate or violence as a result of these events. We ask our communities to stand together and support each other, to stay calm, safe and reflective following these tragic and shocking events. Look after your families, your neighbours and others in your communities. Seek support and assistance from your community groups, faith leaders and the local police.
If you witness any act of religious hatred or violence, please report this to the police however insignificant it may seem.
We support the comments of Trevor Alexander, Vice Chair of Barnet Multi-Faith Forum: “Barnet Multi Faith Forum condemns all acts of violence and is committed to working towards a peaceful, tolerant and inclusive society. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who are suffering as a result of the events outside Parliament on Wednesday afternoon”
Barnet Communities Together Network
Julie Pal – Community Barnet and Joint Chair of the Communities Together Network
Kiran Vagarwal Head of Community Safety and Joint Chair of the Communities Together Network
Trevor Alexander, Vice Chair of Barnet Multi-Faith Forum
Shehu Suleiman – President of IANL, North Finchley Mosque
Alim Rehman – Board Member, West Hendon Mosque
Saville Kaufman – Community Security Trust
John Hooton –Chief Executive Barnet Council
Simon Rose – Barnet Borough Commander Metropolitan Police
Steve Leader Barnet Borough Commander London Fire Service