Leicester Council of Faiths unreservedly condemns the murder of a British serviceman in Woolwich yesterday. The Council of Faiths works closely with eight communities in the city of Leicester: Bahá'ís, Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jains, Jews, Muslims and Sikhs. Members of all these faiths know that this senseless crime cannot be justified in the name of any religion or belief. We lend our voice to those appealing for calm and reason and we hope that the rule of law will prevail. Our sympathies are with the family, friends and colleagues of the unfortunate victim.
Councillor Manjula Sood MBE (Chair, Leicester Council of Faiths)
This statement has been sent to all members of Leicester Council of Faiths, asking them to make use of it as they see fit among their own communities and their media. It has also been sent to BBC Radio Leicester, BBC East Midlands Today, Leicester Mercury and Citizens' Eye Community News Agency.