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Joint statement from Coventry City Council and Coventry Muslim Forum

Published Tuesday, 17 November 2015

As a city we want to express our sincere and deepest sympathies to all those who have lost their lives, and who were injured following the horrific events on Friday evening in Paris.

No-one can explain the brutality that the people of Paris and France have experienced and we want to show our support to everyone affected.

Coventry is a city of peace and tolerance and our communities wish to be unified in our commitment to maintaining the positive community relations that we have always strived for. This work between all local communities will continue even more than ever.

We also wish to show our solidarity and condemn and reject all attempts by extremists who may seek to divide us.

Dr Shehu, chair of the Coventry Muslim Forum, added: "This hideous act is totally against all principles of Islamic teachings which are of living in peace, harmony and justice with all.

“Muslims of Coventry and worldwide have and continue to condemn any form of terrorism."

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