Today, Emma Hardy MP wrote to the members of Hull’s Muslim community to stand in solidarity with them following the attack in Christchurch, New Zealand and subsequent attacks on Mosques in the UK.
In her letter, Emma said “I wanted to write personally to everyone who attended Friday prayers and stood in solidarity outside the Hull Mosque and Islamic Centre last week as news reached us of the sickening, hate- filled terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand. I express my deepest sympathies to Hull’s Muslim Communities and that I stand in solidarity with you.
“My heart truly goes out to all the victims and their families. Mosques are a place of worship and to be attacked whilst at prayer is a cold, barbaric act.
“I shall be writing to the Home Office to ask them to review their intelligence on far-right terror suspects, welcome the support of Humberside Police in keeping communities safe and continue to keep in close contact with our town’s fantastic faith leaders and groups.
“As someone who personally takes great strength from the peaceful, reflective and restorative time I’ve spent in my local place of worship, it is an earth- shattering prospect to consider how such an act of extreme violence can be meted out in such a way.”