Muslims Raise Over £10,000 In Less Than 15 Hours After Westminster Terror Attack

"Londoners will never be cowed by terrorism," London Mayor Sadiq Khan said in a statement.

Muslims United for London, a London-based community group, has raised over £12,400 (or about $15,500) over the past 24 hours for the victims of the attacks yesterday in Westminster. According to The Independent, the campaign was set up on Launchgood by Muddassar Ahmed, an eyewitness to the attack who watched the emergency response from his office window.

"I was in a meeting and suddenly my phone started going off and people started calling me," Ahmed told ITV News. "We looked out of the window and we saw a scene of horror."



In a statement on the fundraising page, Ahmed, who describes himself as a "born-and-bred Londoner," writes, "While details of the victims are still emerging, I have been in touch with networks within British Muslim communities and can assure you that we all stand with fellow Londoners during these difficult times and want to extend our support by raising funds to help with the immediate, short-term needs of the families of Keith Palmer, the other victims and their families. While no amount of money will bring back lives lost or take away from the pain the victims and their families are going through, we hope to lessen their burden in some way as citizens, Londoners, and human beings."

Throughout the country and around the world, people remained hopeful and strong, refuting Islamophobia and taking to social media to show their support and remembrance for the heroes and victims of the attack

Ahmed described how all funds raised by the campaign will go to help those affected.

"Thank you for considering supporting the victims and the families of victims of this tragic attack through this fundraiser. We will ensure that 100% of funds collected through this campaign will go to the victims and the families of the victims most affected by the tragic events that unfolded on March 22, 2017. We will be coordinating with the Met Police Foundation (who have coordinated efforts for funds to be raised on behalf of PC Keith Palmer) and others to ensure that the funds go where they are needed."

To contribute, please visit his campaign on Launchgood.

Cover image via Shutterstock/ Matthew Dixon.

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