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Liverpool car explosion: Muslims pay tribute to hero taxi driver


The Muslim Council of Britain today praised the bravery of David Perry, the Liverpool taxi driver whose swift response may have prevented a wider atrocity in the city.  

Zara Mohammed, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, said:  

“Nothing justifies this reprehensible act, and we praise the quick action of David Perry who prevented a terrorist attack. The explosion took place outside Liverpool Women’s Hospital, which holds a special place for the people of Liverpool. Many Muslims work at the hospital and the institution is a neighbour to one of the city’s largest mosques. This is an attack on all of us and the values we all hold dear. We thank the emergency services for their swift and ongoing response to the attack.  

Liverpool has a special place in the history of the British Muslims, being home to one of the earliest Muslim communities in Victorian England. We join Liverpool’s mosques and Islamic centres as they pray for peace and calm in the city.”  


Notes to editors:

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  2. See joint statement by Liverpool Mosques on the terror incident outside Liverpool Women’s Hospital, here.
  3. The Muslim Council of Britain is the UK’s largest Muslim umbrella body with over 500 affiliated national, regional and local organisations, mosques, charities and professional networks.
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