Julia gives passionate speech after Finsbury Park terror attack: 'Stop telling us not to hate'

'This is Britain. We don't hate in this country' - Julia Hartley-Brewer makes statement in the wake of the Finsbury Park attack

Our presenter gave a powerful opening monologue

Monday, June 19, 2017

Julia Hartley-Brewer gave a passionate address on her show about Britain's terror crisis, saying she is sick of being told to 'come together' and to avoid hatred.

Our presenter spoke after last night's terror attack in Finsbury Park, the latest in a string of atrocities to hit the UK. The country is also about to hold a minute's silence for the victims of the Grenfell Fire victims.

"It would be nice if we could mark a minute's silence for one tragedy before the next tragedy people befalls us," Julia said, before saying she felt "broken" and "helpless" after the string of appalling tragedies to have blighted the UK in recent weeks.

As Britain continues to search for answers following the spate of disasters, Julia told her talkRADIO listeners that one thing is certain.

"We don't need to be told not to hate," she said. "We don't need to be told that by JK Rowling or Brendan Cox or anyone else who I'm sure means very, very well. We don't need hashtags telling us to come together.

"This is Britain. We are an open, tolerant, welcoming country. These terror attacks are, thankfully, few and far between.

"In no way do Islamic extremists lunatics represent the vast majority of ordinary Muslim people living in this country, in the same way that the man arrested after [last night's attack] doesn’t represent the vast majority of other people in this country.

"These people are acting for their own ends. Killing people because of your religion is wrong, killing people for their religion is just as wrong and 99% of us already know that.

"This is a lovely, safe, warm and welcoming country and we don't need to be told not to hate."

Our presenter added that the bad news is "unremitting" but told her listeners "we'll get through this. Another day, another dollar guys." 

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