Statement from the SCMA

The horrific events in London and Manchester have shocked and saddened us all.  The members of Sutton Coldfield Muslim Association (SCMA) convey our sincere condolences to the victims and their families. This is a very difficult time for them and our hearts are with them.

These sickening acts and the people who do them have no place in Islam.  They in fact do not know Islam. We are a peace loving and law abiding community and our religion has unfortunately has been hijacked and wrongly used by criminals to hide behind for their own ulterior motives. Our religion teaches us that killing one life is like killing the whole of humanity.  There are also clear responsibilities set out for us to look after our neighbours and the communities we live in.

We pray for peace and we will continue to work in solidarity with others in partnership and co-operation to help keep our country safe.

SCMA