The Muslim Council of Britain sends its deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Sir David Amess MP, who was brutally murdered today in the course of performing his duties as an MP.
From attending the launch of the first Muslim Scouts group in Southend in 2013 to meeting the Imam of Southend Mosque in July this year, Sir David will be remembered fondly by local Muslim communities.
Secretary-General Zara Mohammed said:
“Sir David’s murder is deeply upsetting and our thoughts and prayers are with all those grieving his loss at this time. That he was murdered in the course of performing his duties as a Parliamentarian, highlights the danger politicians in the public eye face.
The vitality of democracy rests on the accessibility of our elected representatives. They must be allowed to serve their constituents without threats to their safety.”
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