November 19: We hope humanity unites in the face of terror

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From: Fiaz Rashid, Pakistan & Kashmir Welfare Association (PKWA), Batley.

HUMAN lives are precious and every soul is sacred. We are deeply shocked and profoundly saddened by the loss of innocent lives by the savage and brutal attacks by the terrorists across the world. The series of attacks in Paris and Beirut were designed to shake the very foundations of all our societies.

They are an assault on our sense of connection and shared humanity, our tolerance, liberty and respect.

Our deepest condolences are with the family and friends of 
the victims, and the French nation.

We pray for peace and solidarity and hope that humanity unites in the face of terror wherever we may be.

We are determined that those who seek to divide our diverse and peaceful communities in will not succeed.

Like the terrorists who want to divide our communities, there will be some in the days ahead who will try to use the Paris atrocities to attack innocent people.

We equally reject their intentions, such acts will not succeed and will only increase our resolve to remain united.