A row of Muslim women stood holding hands along Westminster bridge over the weekend, in a show of solidarity with the victims of last week’s terrorist attack that left four victims dead and another 50 injured. Khalid Masood rammed his car into pedestrians walking along the bridge, before breaking into the parliamentary estate and stabbing a plain-clothes police officer to death. Masood was fatally shot by cabinet minister Michael Fallon’s bodyguard.
The event was organized by Women’s March on London and was attended by people from a variety of backgrounds, all of whom wore blue as a symbol of hope and held hands for five minutes as Big Ben struck 4 p.m.
Sarah Waseem, a Muslim woman from Surrey who was present at the event told The Independent, “When an attack happens in London, it is an attack on me. It is an attack on all of us. Islam totally condemns violence of any sort. This is abhorrent to us.”
For Ayesha Malik, it was an opportunity to unite in support of democracy. She said,”As a visible Muslim I think it was important to show solidarity with the principles that we all hold dear, the principles of plurality, diversity and so on.”
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