The Westminster Attack

Brixton Mosque – Press Release The Westminster Attack Brixton Mosque and Islamic Cultural Centre is repulsed by the callous and repugnant terrorist attack at Westminster in London on Wednesday 22nd March 2017 which has resulted in the death of four people with forty other people seriously injured and maimed. Such barbaric attacks on innocent people are totally contrary to the fundamental teachings of Islam, and Islam is free from such criminal and heretical acts. We at Brixton Mosque have no compunction when it comes to directly taking on, refuting and repudiating extremists wherever they may be, be it on our own doorstep in Brixton, London generally, Birmingham or wherever the Takfiri-Jihadi fanatics may hide in the UK and use their tactics to sully the beautiful name of Islam. Brixton Mosque further condemns in no uncertain terms the cowardly attacks on the Muslim community which usually follow such heretical and terrorist actions. Muslims should not only be on guard and protect themselves where necessary, but also seek to report any hate crimes directed at them in the appropriate manner. The Brixton Mosque and Islamic Cultural Centre has, all praise is due to Allaah, a consistent and unblemished record when it comes to challenging, refuting and exposing extremism. It is to the Mosque’s credit that it has been at the forefront of directly taking on extremism head-on before it became a fashion trend to do so post 9/11. The same can be said of other established Salafi communities in the UK. The Salafi ethos of Brixton Mosque has been pivotal in critiquing and rebuffing the Khawarij and Jihadi-Takfiri method over the...