Statement by Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK on horrific murder of Jo Cox MP

Rafiq Hayat, National President Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK said:

“We express our profound sorrow at the terrible murder of MP Jo Cox. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and her loved ones.

“Jo had dedicated herself to public service and was going about her work for others when she was attacked. We stand united in condemning this extremist atrocity and call for the killer to face the full force of the law.”

“As a community we know all too well the consequences of hate and we are determined not to let the perpetrators of hate to succeed in their mission. Hate has no creed, justification or boundaries, and we have to be vigilant to counter those who perpetrate it for any reason. It must have no place in our world today.

“May God grant Jo peace and may He comfort her family during this difficult time. Amen.”