LONDON (N.E.W): Sikhs in Britain have condemned the brutal murder of a soldier by Isalmic fanatics in Woolwich last week.
In a statement, the City Sikhs Network said the Sikhs condemn the horrific killing soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich yesterday.
Expressing solidarity with the family of the victim and members of British armed forces, the statement said the Sikh community has been a part of Britain for the last 150 years and have fought in the British Armed Forces in their turbans during the First and Second World Wars.
“Almost all British Sikhs lost family members in conflict during the Second World War, and we are proud of those who defend this country. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the soldier.”
The British Sikh community deplores all terrorist attacks against the nation, the statement. “Such a killing is not and cannot be said to be in the name of religion. We stand united with all people and communities in the UK in the aftermath of the killing.”
Also as part of the The Northampton Interfaith Forum, the Sikh community joined in condemning the killing.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim’s family. This act of violence has no place within any of the faiths and we know that religious leaders, locally and nationally, have expressed their condemnation and horror,” said Neelam Aggarwal-Singh of the group.