Community unites to pay tribute to those killed in Tunisia terror attack


Members of the community in Perry Barr and Great Barr came together to remember the victims of the Tunisia shootings in a minute-long silence on Friday.

Officer workers to refuse collectors alike gathered outside Sandwell Council’s offices at noon for the national minutes’ silence to remember those killed in Sousse last Friday (June 26).

Sandwell Council worker Adrian Evans, aged 49, from Bilston, was killed at the beach resort of El Kantaoui near Sousse when an ISIS fanatic gunned down holidaymakers. His nephew Joel Richards, aged 19, from Wednesbury, and dad Patrick Evans, aged 79, also died in the attack.

The North Birmingham branch of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK also united with the rest of the country in tribute to the 38 people killed – including 30 Brits – who were killed by a gunman while on holiday last Friday (June 26).

The group said they were united in grief and that they stand in solidarity with the rest of.

As the silence fell on the Muslim holy day of Friday, Ahmadiyya Muslims also remembered the victims in the prayers that follow.

Mr Masroor Ahmad from the Birmingham North branch of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community said:

“We unequivocally condemn the actions of the terrorists who are hell-bent on striking fear and causing bloodshed. They are the enemy of humanity and they defile the name of Islam by purporting to act in its name. They are in fact the complete antithesis of faith and their organisation and supporters must face the full force of the law.

“Our hearts and prayers go out to the innocent victims of the Tunisia atrocity. May God grant comfort and peace to their families in this most difficult time. We stand united with all who seek to promote peace and an end to suffering.”