Jeremy Corbyn's Stirring Address After London's Latest Terrorist Attack Is a Must-Watch on Both Sides of the Pond
Less than 24 hours after the Finsbury Park attack, hundreds of Londoners gathered for an interfaith vigil outside a mosque where one worshipper was killed and 11 wounded by alleged attacker 47-year-old Darren Osborne early Monday.
Mohammed Kozbar, chairman of Finsbury Park Mosque and Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick, was joined by Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, who delivered a moving address:
Think about it, just think about it for a moment: those that set off bombs in London on 7/7, and killed people from this borough, those that supported — and that person — who set off that bomb in Manchester that took so many lives, those that killed people with knives on London Bridge — and this incident — were all designed to achieve the same thing: Attacks on a community that will bring about a division of all of our communities. The only response can ever be one of bringing communities together in solidarity and support for each other at a time of crisis.
Corbyn's message of solidarity was echoed by faith leaders including Adrian Newman, the bishop of Stepney, and Rabbi Herschel Gluck, the chairman and founder of the Muslim-Jewish Forum.
Attendees held signs that read “United against all terror” and “#WeStandTogether," praising Corbyn for his words.