To avoid a Manchester-type bombing on American soil, integrate Muslims


To avoid a Manchester-type bombing on American soil, integrate Muslims

On May 22, Salman Abedi, 22, carried out a suicide bombing during an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.

"If you look at things since the bomb happened, and the incident happened, a lot of the local restaurant owners and taxi drivers are helping each other, dropping food off at hospitals, supporting the victims in any way we can", Khan said.

Haffar went on to say Muslims should not have to apologise for extremists.

"After any attack around the world, whether it be here in the United Kingdom or elsewhere, I think I'm always conscious about what the perception is of me within the public".

He also used an address on Tuesday afternoon to speak out against "anti-Muslim acts" and urged people to report hate incidents to the police.

During an interview on Wednesday's Good Morning Britain, Khan was asked by Piers Morgan whether he felt there were Muslims "who would like to report suspicions but are anxious that if they do, they themselves will become targets?"

"We will stand together to say that this city is greater than the force that aligns itself against it", David Walker, Bishop of Manchester, told the crowd.

"If anything people have made me feel comfortable talking about the attack, engaging in a totally fair way", he said.

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Plenty of the people we spoke to said that living in multicultural cities like London can lessen the impact.

A 23-year-old man has since been arrested in connection with the attack.

Fawzi Haffar, trustee of the Manchester Islamic Centre and Didsbury Mosque, called the attack "an act of cowardice" that had "no place in our religion".

A total of 22 people lost their lives while 59 were injured during the incident and former boxing champion Amir Khan said he was anxious about the well-being of his daughter as he fears an anti-Muslim backlash.

Haffar.also criticized some media reports for manufacturing unfounded anti-Muslim stories.

"So whilst there are elements in the media that are blaming the Muslim community and the imams and the mosques, I would really question the security services", he added.

This is while Muslim communities in Britain have condemned the Manchester terror attack and raised funds to distribute among the victims.

But for Muslims in particular, the suicide bombing that left more than 20 dead and dozens wounded on Monday (May 22) has also sown fear. Black said when asked about her reaction to the terror attack.