After the Manchester carnage some people were accused of exploiting the news of a terror attack to spread fear and prejudice against ALL Muslims , but the rest of social media praised Muslims for their compassion, support and generosity.
Britain’s local Muslim community ,and Muslim leaders came out in condemnation and solidarity with Manchester City.They condemned the Manchester terror attack ,and have come together to set up a fundraiser - “Muslims United for Manchester” -for the victims and families caught up in the Manchester Arena attack .“Muslims United for Manchester” appears on LaunchGood, a crowdfunding site. The campaign is led by the British Muslim Heritage Centre , and seeks to raise at least $65,000 in short-term aid for the arena-bombing victims and their families.In a statement they said: “We wish to respond to evil with good, as our faith instructs us, and send a powerful message of compassion through action.” As part of their mission statement, the creators were asking for like-minded Muslims, mosques, imams, and community leaders to “endorse and promote” the message, providing a front of support, the sort of outpouring that makes it clear just how much ISIS’s views are universally rejected by Muslims
Harun Khan, the secretary-general of the Muslim Council of Great Britain said: "I urge all those in the region and around the country to pull together to support those affected."He added: 'May the perpetrators face the full weight of justice both in this life and the next.'
Mohammed Shafiq,is the Chief Executive of Manchester based Ramadhan Foundation. He made a statement condemning the terror attack in his own community. In his statement he said: “I utterly condemn this terrorist attack and reaffirm our support for the police in bringing the culprits, their financial backers and supporters to justice. I offer my deepest condolences to the victims and their families, we will not forget your loved ones and justice will be served.He added: “We reject this barbaric terrorism, we commit to exposing the evil ideology of violence behind it and stand together with our fellow Mancunians.”
AJ Singh, a kind Muslim taxi driver in Manchester offered free lifts to people affected by the Manchester Arena bombing . Singh, stated, “I’ve had people who needed to find loved ones, I’ve dropped them off to the hospital, they hadn't any money, they’ve been stranded,”He added "i was trying to help out everywhere i could." Nowhere was too far for this kind hearted man to travel .One woman's aunty was frantically searching for her friend and her cousin, and AJ took her to find them.One woman stated : "It was a Muslim taxi driver that got me out of that hellish situation and to safety". He drove one man home , gave him water and charged his phone,so he could contact his family . These were just a few of the acts of kindness by AJ Sigh
Manchester Central Mosque
Manchester central mosque hosted a meeting of Imams on Tuesday to condemn the 'barbaric attack'.Many Muslims,and Muslim leaders also voiced their outrage .
Muslims join prayer vigils
Muslim male and female pay their respects , and prayer for all those killed ,and affected by the Manchester slaughter
United In Grief
Muslim,Sadiq Patel and Jewish lady , Renee Black were united in grief as they prayed at a memorial to the victims of Monday’s Manchester Arena bombing attack. They travelled together to pay their respects and grieve for the victims of the horrific attack.
Renee said: “No matter the colour or creed or whatever you are, we’re all the same people. We bleed just like everybody else.”
Sadiq said: “No words can express what we’re going through, but one thing we do definitely know is we’re in this together and we’ll get through this together.
Sadiq was seen comforting Renee , as the pair sat together in the city’s Albert Square to pay their respects to the victims
Fears of race hate attacks
Fears of race hate attacks in wake of Manchester concert massacre as arsonists hit mosque within hours of the Manchester Arena suicide bombing. Just a few miles away from the scene of the terrorist attack,a mosque’s door was burned down prompting fears of a race hate attack in retaliation.Somebody started a fire through our letterbox. .Greater Manchester police have warned they won't tolerate hatred Also, the Bishop of Manchester rebuked Twitter trolls and others looking to exploit the terrorist attack to fuel hatred and fear of Muslims in the UK.The reality is we are a diverse society and so the only response can be to unite closer together to remove the gaps where extremism flourishes.
After terrorist attacks we see amplified mass media coverage and extreme unjustified hatred towards ALL Muslims. In reality though, most Muslims condemn violence and voice outrage at such atrocities They express their support of communities affected by a group of radicalized terrorists with their own ideologies , that’s obviously not representative of the values and religion Muslims hold so dear
Islamophobia, the fear of Islam and Muslims, is irrational. The truth is that the number of acts of terrorism committed by radicalized terrorists who are misguided —in violation of clear Quranic texts and established Islamic principles—is only a tiny fraction of the violence committed in the world.It is not based on reality, as statistics from Europe, America, Australia and the world show.
Regardless of the opinions of others , i won't be reduced to hatred towards Muslims or Islam .In the aftermath of the Manchester bombing the world has witnessed the sincere compassion and genuine kindness of Muslims within the local community and worldwide. No rational person can claim, “All Muslims are terrorists!”because this is patently false,and totally unfounded