#LondonIsOne is a campaign that was set up in light of the recent events in Quebec, and the immigration ban in the USA. It brought together Londoners to form a human chain around Wightman Road Mosque, on Friday 3rd February 2017. The event was organised by Reform Judaism, Islamic Society of Britain, Christian Muslim Forum, Hope not Hate and Faiths Forum for London.
The large crowd included people of all faiths and none as a mark of solidarity against hate and prejudice. It was a positive and warm atmosphere which demonstrated the importance of coming together as one.
Julie Siddiqi, read out a statement from Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London. It read: “…London stands with the people of Quebec and all those affected by the terror attack on the City Mosque earlier this week, particularly those who have lost loved ones. All places of worship regardless of what faith they belong to should be sanctuaries of peace, they are places of community, family and strength. Here in London, we don’t just tolerate our differences, we respect and celebrate them…”
The event was covered by many on Twitter using #LondonIsOne hashtag.
— Senior Rabbi Janner-Klausner (@LauraJanklaus) February 3, 2017
— Harringay Police (@MPSHarringay) February 3, 2017
Today at the Wightman Road Mosque my Friday sermon was about how we are all different but also the same; we are… https://t.co/IpdVAWf1Jc
— Ajmal Masroor (@AjmalMasroor) February 3, 2017