Statement in support of Totterdown Jamia Mosque’s community event (24 January 2016):
“In sending my warm wishes I would like to say that Totterdown has long been, is, and will always remain, a vibrant and peaceable community, of which the mosque has been an integral part for over 40 years.
That is because it is a shining example of how people here respect and support each other, and stand shoulder to shoulder when adversity comes.
It means that if anything last week’s events have brought the community closer together, exactly the opposite of the response that is sought by this type of incident.”
Karin Smyth MP