Tunisia terror attack ‘was not in the name of Islam’

Milton Keynes Pakistan and Kashmir Welfare Association group
Milton Keynes Pakistan and Kashmir Welfare Association group

A Pakistan welfare group has condemned the Tunisia terror attack that killed dozens of Britons.

Gunman Seifeddine Rezgui opened fire on sunbathing tourists on a beach in the resort of Sousse on Friday.

Today, Milton Keynes Pakistan and Kashmir Welfare Association spoke out following the announcement of a national minute’s silence to remember the victims.

Taj Raja, executive member of MKPKWA, said his group’s prayers were with the deceased.

He said: “It is said that terror knows no religion

“Those involved in these outrageously inhumane acts cannot be allowed to claim to be inflicting suffering and misery in the name of Islam.

“We deplore all acts of terror and violence in all its forms.

“We shall be offering prayers for all the victims, regardless of race or religion, at our community Iftar being held at Wolverton Mosque on Saturday, July 4.”

Prime Minister David Cameron said today that an act of remembrance will take place at noon on Friday, one week on from the beach massacre.

The Milton Keynes Muslim Community are scheduled to celebrate Eid ul Fitre festival to mark the end of month of Ramadhan on July 18 and 19 at Campbell Park, which has been organised by MK Islamic Heritage & Culture.

Mr Raja added: “The MKPWA feels it is this type of approach which contributes towards better understanding, tolerance and cohesion.

“We are grateful to Anouar Kassi, for all his efforts in arranging this every year.

“We are ourselves will be organising such events to engage all local communities in order to promote better community relations.”