A union leader will today address worshippers at two mosques to take a message of support to the Muslim community and condemn recent attacks by extremists. Unite general secretary Len McCluskey will visit two mosques in East London and meet Muslim community leaders.
He said: “Unite condemns the recent attacks on Muslim men and women by far right extremists and racists and offers the hand of friendship. Unite believes that every person in our community should live without fear and intimidation. Trade union values of fairness, justice and respect are what guide us and why we refuse to let our communities be divided by people pushing an agenda of hate and discrimination.”
The visit is the latest in a series of events aimed at easing tensions following the killing of Drummer Lee Rigby closer to the Royal Artillery barracks in south-east London in May.
See also “‘No place for EDL on our streets’ – McCluskey in solidarity visit to mosques”, Union-News, 21 June 2013