20 DEC 2016

Berlin Christmas Market Attack

The day after this attack, our Chairman Mohammed Amin wrote on behalf of the Conservative Muslim Forum to convey our condolences to the German Ambassador. His letter is reproduced below.

At the time the letter was sent, there were news reports that the killer was from Pakistan. It has since been learned that he was from Tunisia.

LETTER

20 December 2016

H.E. Dr Peter Ammon
Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
23 Belgrave Square
London
SW1X 8PZ

Your Excellency

Christmas is a time of great joy around the world, when billions celebrate the birth of Jesus. Tragedies are painful at any time of the year, but particularly poignant at Christmas time.

I was horrified to learn of the barbaric mass murder committed yesterday evening at a Christmas market in Berlin. While details are still emerging, I am mortified to learn that the apparent killer was born in Pakistan, the country of my birth, and that he seems to have set out to kill the citizens of a country that has given him refuge.

While the details of his motives are yet to emerge, it is clear that such people aim to divide us by religion. They must not succeed.

You have my deepest condolences.

Yours sincerely
Mohammed Amin

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