Imams and vicars in Halifax terror summit

A woman joins crowds looking at floral tributes and candles left at Place de la Republique in Paris following the terrorist attacks on Friday evening.
A woman joins crowds looking at floral tributes and candles left at Place de la Republique in Paris following the terrorist attacks on Friday evening.
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RELIGIOUS leaders will gather in Halifax to show “solidarity” after the terror attacks in Paris.

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A woman joins crowds looking at floral tributes and candles left at Place de la Republique in Paris following the terrorist attacks on Friday evening.

A woman joins crowds looking at floral tributes and candles left at Place de la Republique in Paris following the terrorist attacks on Friday evening.

Imams from mosques across the borough will meet with vicars and priests at Halifax Minster on Tuesday to discuss the attacks.

More than 120 people were killed after terrorists detonated bombs and executed hostages in the French capital.

The Calderdale Council of Mosques, which helped organise the meeting on Tuesday, has condemned the attacks.

Amjid Mahmood, a member of the Calderdale Council of Mosques, said: “The meeting is about people from different faiths and backgrounds across Calderdale showing unity and solidarity.

A woman joins crowds looking at floral tributes and candles left at Place de la Republique in Paris following the terrorist attacks on Friday evening.

A woman joins crowds looking at floral tributes and candles left at Place de la Republique in Paris following the terrorist attacks on Friday evening.

“We are all totally shocked and appalled by the attacks that unfolded, our prayers are with the families that have lost loved ones and who have been injured in this dreadful attack.

“There is no such place in any religion that allows individuals to perpetuate such actions in taking lives of innocent people enjoying their freedom with families and friends.”

Mr Mahmood said representatives from all mosques in the area are expected to be at the event, as well as priests and vicars.

He said the group meets regularly to network with other faiths.

The meeting will take place at 10.30am at Halifax Minster on Tuesday.

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