Westminster: 'Attacks on innocent Muslims are now likely to increase', says the Ramadhan Foundation

Westminster: 'Attacks on innocent Muslims are now likely to increase', says the Ramadhan Foundation

An attack took place in Westminster yesterday (March 22)

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Attacks on innocent Muslims are likely to increase after the terror attack in Westminster, says a leading Muslim activist.

London is still reeling from the attacks in Westminster yesterday, in which a man ploughed a car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before getting a policeman with a knife outside Parliament.

The attacker, named as Khalid Masood, 52, from Kent, was then shot dead by police. Four people have been confirmed dead, and Isis has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Mohammed Shafiq, chief executive of the Ramadhan Foundation, told Sam Delaney that attacks on innocent Muslims are likely to increase as "all the evidence from previous terrorist atrocities" suggests it will.

Responding to UKIP leader Paul Nuttall, who said "I think the Muslim community has to stand up and be counted and cut out this cancer of radicalisation," Shafiq said “He talks about Muslims having to stand up and speak out, that’s what many of us have been doing. We are doing as best as we can, we’ve got more to do."

But he added: “The radicalisation and the brainwashing is going on through the internet, not mosques or Islamic centres."

Listen to the full interview above

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