Hundreds gathered in Mile End Park this morning for Eid to mark the end of Ramadan and pay respect to those lost in the recent attacks in Bangladesh.
Less than a week ago 23 people were killed in a terrorist attack on a popular bakery in Dhaka.
Prayers for Bangladesh
“The tragic event last Friday in Bangladesh where a very popular cafe was taken by some terrorists, this is a scale of terrorism in Bangladesh that has never been seen before.,” said Abdal Ullah, a Wapping resident, former local councillor and Founder & Director of British Bangladeshi Power – Inspiration.
“It was on the 27th night of Ramadan and I think there was shock and disbelief that this level of brutality has reached Bangladesh. Now if they, in their twisted minds, think that they are spreading the word of Islam, I will say that they are wrong. They don’t speak for me and they don’t speak for Bangladesh.
Another attack at Sholakia today
Today (Thursday 7 July 2016) three people were killed at a Bangladesh checkpoint when gunmen carrying bombs tried to attack the country’s biggest gathering at Sholakia, 62 miles northeast of Dhaka to mark the Muslim Eid holiday – an attack directed solely at Muslims.