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Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Representing the 43rd District of California

Congresswoman Waters’ Statement on the Finsbury Park London Terror Attack

June 19, 2017
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 19, 2017

Contact: Twaun Samuel or Rykia Dorsey

Phone: (202) 225-2201

Congresswoman Waters’ Statement on the Finsbury Park London Terror Attack

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement today in response to the attack on Muslim worshippers in north London’s Finsbury Park:

“I am disturbed by the horrific and xenophobic terrorist attack that took place in Finsbury Park London, during which one man died and at least ten people were injured.  This heinous act targeted Muslim worshipers and was carried out during the Holy Month of Ramadan – one of the most sacred periods of prayer and introspection in the Muslim faith. My heart goes out to all of the victims, their families, and the Muslim community in London as they continue to recover from this senseless act of violence.

“Vicious attacks on Muslims like the one in Finsbury Park are meant to incite fear, discourage tolerance, and threaten religious freedom around the world. It is my sincere belief that the international community must work together to condemn xenophobic terrorism and all forms of terrorism whenever and wherever they occur.

“America stands in solidarity with the people of London, and we will continue to keep the Finsbury Park community in our thoughts and prayers.”

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