Not in the name of any religion

Chaplain's blog

What a shame it is that the sick individuals who perpetrated murder on the streets of Woolwich yesterday have gained such extensive media coverage. No doubt this was part of the plan in seeking to propagate their vicious ideology, and inevitable in an age of instant news.

But let’s be clear as elements of the far right start ratcheting up their anti-Muslim rhetoric. Such savagery was not carried out in the name of Islam, despite the rhetoric, but by violent men intent on murder and using the cloak of religious language to make a political point.

People of all faiths and no faith will be united in their sympathy for the family of the murdered soldier, in their horror at what happened, and in their determination that such cowardly crimes have no place in our society.

May the man who died rest in peace.

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