The recent attacks in Paris that left over 120 dead has sparked blame on Muslims for the terror attack.
An open call posted on Facebook urging people not to blame Muslims for the Paris terror attacks has gone viral with over 28 thousand likes, 10,000 comments and 26,000 shares.Leigh Matthews, from Cardiff, posted his feelings about anti-Muslim sentiments on his Facebook page earlier today, it reads;
Can I just take this opportunity to remind you all that Mr Mohammed from your local shop wasn’t involved in last nights attacks on Paris. Neither was Mrs Azeer from Lloyds Bank or her family. Kamal from down the road has never been to Paris, and his brother Abdul, the taxi driver, was watching the news in horror along with everyone else.
The people behind last night’s attacks weren’t Muslims, they were extremists using religion as vindication for their cowardice.
Please, I urge each and everyone of you, do not lay blame at the doors of the innocent just because of what they believe. They are no more to blame for Paris than you are.
We are one world and one family.
Treat each other as such, because what happened last night should bring us closer together, not make us lash out against our neighbours for a perceived religion affiliation.
Very well written Leigh. Well written.