Finsbury Park Mosque attack: statement from the Bishop of Stepney
In response to today’s attack outside the Muslim Welfare House in Finsbury Park, the Rt Revd Adrian Newman, Bishop of Stepney, visited the scene and met with members of the Mosque, the local Muslim community, other faith leaders and politicians, including the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition.
In a statement made this morning, Bishop Adrian said:
“An attack on any faith is an attack on us all. As a Church, we stand together with Finsbury Park Mosque, in the wake of this morning’s appalling news. It sadly comes after a weekend, in memory of Jo Cox MP, that celebrated all that brings us together, and I know that the Mosque, hand-in-hand with other local faith and community groups, was at the heart of events in the Finsbury Park area.
“We will offer up our churches to help our friends at the Mosque in any way we can. We will not be cowed by those who seek to terrorise our communities.”