In England, several Muslim-led fundraising campaigns are being established for the victims of the Manchester explosion at the Ariana Grande concert which killed 22 people.
Dr Shazad Amin, CEO of Muslim Engagement and Development, says as of yesterday his foundation has raised over £2,300. “The Muslim community stands shoulder to shoulder with victims (and their families) of these atrocities. It is a fundamental part of our faith to help those in need.” Other organizations raising money are the British Muslim Heritage Centre and the Islamic Society of Britain.
Independent UK reports: “Muslim leaders widely condemned the attack, including from the local Ramadhan Foundation and the Muslim Council of Britain. Muslim taxi drivers were also praised for assisting victims and concert-goers amid a scene of chaos following the explosion, offering them free rides home.”