Muslim Women Gather On Westminster Bridge To Condemn Terror Attack

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Hundreds of Muslim women formed a human chain on Westminster Bridge yesterday to condemn the attack on March 22. 

Four people were killed when Khalid Masood drove a rental 4×4 over Westminster Bridge last Wednesday afternoon, crashing the vehicle into Parliament gates and stabbing PC Keith Palmer in a disgraceful rampage.

Many more were injured. Since, London has showed overwhelming solidarity in the face of this hateful attack, and this latest demonstration is a particularly poignant example of that.

The attack has fanned the flames of an already worrisome debate, tainted with Islamophobia. These women stand strong in the face of those damaging sentiments, and stoically protest the attack on all Londoners.

Sarah Waseem, 57, from Surrey, told Metro:

When an attack happens in London, it is an attack on me. It is an attack on all of us. Islam totally condemns violence of any sort. This is abhorrent to us.

Fariha Khan, 40, a GP from Surbiton, said:

The feeling of what happened here on Wednesday was really strong.

We thought of the ordinary people who were here and were mown down, standing here like this, it was very overwhelming.

The event was observed by women of all backgrounds, and organised by Women’s March On London.

Since, photographs have been shared on social media as beautiful reminder that we must fight terror together.


Francesca Donovan

Francesca Donovan

A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you've never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.