More than 2000 people attended our Street Iftar outside FPMWhat a fantastic #StreetIftar we had yesterday outside Finsbury Park Mosque, over 2000 people from our friends, neighbours and local community joined us to share the Iftar with us, we are really proud of our communities in Islington, many people came from all over London and beyond, from Luton, Kent, Watford and many other places, we are aiming to make this event an annual event to celebrate our diversity.
Yesterday we showed the real community cohesion, yesterday we showed that we are more united against those who try to spread hatred fear and decision, yesterday we showed that racism & Islamophobia can be defeated.
A huge thanks to our volunteers, neighbours, guests, Islington council and the Police to make sure everybody safety.
Here is the list of speakers:
Rt. Hon Jeremy Corbyn MP – Leader of the Labour Party
Rt. Hon Dominic Grieve MP – Conservative Party
Rt. Hon Anna Soubry MP – Conservative Party
Richard Watts – Leader of the Islington Council
Cllr Andy Hull
Yacen Hersi – Victim & Representative from the Somali community
Cllr David Poyser- Islington Mayor
Rozina Ali – Daughter of victim Makram Ali
Mohammed Kozbar – Chairman Finsbury Park Mosque
Imam Mohammed Mahmoud
Rabbi Herschel Gluck OBE – Chair of Arab Faith Forum
Chief Superintendent Nicholas Davies
Secretary General of MCB Haroun Khan
Toufiq Kacimi- CEO Muslim Welfare House
Jehangir Malik OBE – CEO Muslim Aid
Elizabeth Chappell – Chair IFF
Merium Bhuiyan – Holloway Education and Cultural Centre
Councillor Kaya Comer-Schwartz
Revd. Michael Learmouth