OVER one hundred people gathered outside Hastings Mosque this afternoon (Friday) to show unity in denouncing the Woolwich terror attack.
Drummer Lee Rigby, a 25-year-old soldier from the Royal Fusiliers was murdered in the street, in London, in broad daylight on Wednesday (May 22) by two Islamist terrorists.
Imam Magdi Osman from Hastings Mosque said: “We, the Muslims of Hastings and surrounding areas, under the banner of East Sussex Islamic Association, are very much appalled.
“We express our denunciation in strongest possible terms of this inhumane and barbaric killing in the streets of Woolwich, London.
“The perpetrators of this cowardly act do not represent but their own criminal minds and inhumane hearts which are full of hatred.
“This is why we urge the wider British society not to put any burden of guilt on the Muslim communities which live peacefully amongst them side by side.
“Our thoughts, prayers and sympathies are with the family of the deceased.
“We, the British will remain together, resolute and strong.”