Where: St Thomas’ Rd (outside Finsbury Park mosque), London N4 2QH
When: Wednesday 6 June 20.00
All are welcome to join a public street Iftar on Wednesday 6 June at 8pm outside the Finsbury Park mosque, London. This event is being organised by the Muslim Welfare House, Finsbury Park mosque and the charity Muslim Aid to celebrate the community spirit following the Finsbury Park terrorist attack.
The Finsbury Park attack on 19 June 2017, which occurred outside the Muslim Welfare House, tragically killed one man and injured eight people when a van drove into pedestrians. One year on, Jeremy Corbyn and other high profile parliamentarians and representatives from all faiths will come together with the community to pay tribute to those affected by the incident but also to celebrate the public spirit following the attack.
Foredul Islam National Events Manager for Muslim Aid said: “It was initially a very difficult time but it was followed by amazing support and cohesion within the community, so it’s important that we appreciate and celebrate that.
“This event aims to be a fun and colourful summer street party combined with a traditional Iftar. We are really looking forward to sharing with neighbours who are of faith or no faith – bringing mosques, synagogues, churches together and local leadership. Islam is about sharing everything with your neighbours and Britain shows its true colours when everyone comes together.”
8pm – Speeches
Guests speakers will include Jeremy Corbyn, Islington Council and members of the community who were affected by the attack and many more. The closing speech will be made by Imam Mohamed Mahmoud, from the Muslim Welfare House, who urged the crowd to be calm and restrained on the night of the attack.
9pm - FREE IFTAR
biryani, samosa, chickpea masala, kebab & dates will be served
An Iftar is the sunset meal which breaks the Ramadan fast each day. It is traditionally eaten within a large family or group gathering.
This event is also being supported by the Somali Association of Britain, Somali Welfare Centre, Islington Somali Community, Back 2 Basic Create and the Al Risala Mosque.
For media information and to set up interviews please contact:
Beverley Cohen [email protected] 07922 655272
Karen Garvin [email protected] 07971 576917