#TURNTOLOVE#FOR LONDON…”Vuelta al Amor” por Londres

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/40149802/turn-to-love-message-from-muslims-after-london-bridge-attack
‘Turn to love’ message from Muslims after London Bridge attackA Muslim woman who lives in the London Bridge area has been describing her anger after terrorist attacks, which left seven people dead and 48 injured.
A van hit pedestrians and then three attackers stabbed people in nearby Borough Market.
Samyna has lived in Borough Market for 28 years. She describes the attack as “barbaric and inhumane”.
Witnesses say the men shouted “this is for Allah” as they targeted people “having fun” on a Saturday night.
A group linked to so-called Islamic state claimed the attack late on Sunday.
The London Fatwa Council
Image caption Mohammad Yazdani Raza, chairman of the London Fatwa Council, and Muslim women hold up signs in solidarity with the victims
Twelve people have been arrested in raids in Barking, east London.
Met Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said: “Work is ongoing to understand more about [the three attackers], about their connections and about whether they were assisted or supported by anyone else.”
I heard this scream. It was literally the most horrible thing you could hear.
The London Fatwa Council organised a small march at Borough Market on Sunday in solidarity with the victims of the attack.
Samyna Motalib told Newsbeat: “I was walking my normal route home and I see everyone having fun, it’s a really fun place to be.
“Just walking through you feel safe being in your neighbourhood.
“All I heard at first was the word ‘run’. I just thought it was because everyone was on a night out and there were lots of young people.
Borough Market
Image caption Samyna has lived in Borough Market for 28 years
“I heard this scream. It was literally the most horrible thing you could hear.
“It seemed like a young girl. She just literally screamed and that scream said it all.
“Everyone just ran. I could see a lot of people leaving their shoes and bags on the floor and everyone was trying to run.
“I had my keys in my hand and had to cut through the market.
“I’ve never seen so many people run like that, the fear on their faces was crazy.”
‘This is not our religion’
Muslims are marking the holy month of Ramadan, where people take part in fasting, give back to the community through charity and reflect on their lives in the previous months.
“I can speak as a Muslim and say this is not our religion. This does not speak for us. I condemn such barbaric behaviour.
“Muslims around the world are disgusted during this holy month to see such acts being used as part of my religion when it’s not.
London Fatwa Council march
“I have the most respect for the innocent police officers that are risking their lives. I had armed officers telling me to run to my house.
“I have a lot of anger in me, I’m so saddened and disgusted – how can anyone think that’s acceptable.
“It could be your mother, sister, brother and this barbaric, inhumane act does not speak for Muslims.”

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PABLO GUIMÓN
Londres 4 JUN 2017 – 21:49 CEST
Amor a Londres alrededor del cordón policial
Los vecinos de la capital realizan una llamada a la solidaridad después del atentado que ha dejado siete víctimas mortales y 40 heridos
Las inmediaciones del puente de Londres y el mercado de Borough seguían este domingo acordonadas por la policía. La presencia de agentes fuertemente armados, tal como había advertido el alcalde de la ciudad, Sadiq Khan, era constante en esta amplia zona del centro de la ciudad. En los extremos del cordón policial se agrupaban curiosos, periodistas de todo el mundo y ciudadanos que acudían a depositar flores en homenaje a las víctimas. Las farolas servían de improvisados soportes para carteles que mostraba algunos de los hashtags (#turntolove, #forlondon) con los que los vecinos de la capital han querido realizar una llamada al amor después de un terrible acto de odio.
“Escuché un estruendo tremendo y después gritos”
Una veintena de heridos por el ataque de Londres se halla en estado crítico
Allí estaba Zisham Ahmad, imán de la mezquita Baitul Futuh, en el suroeste de la capital. “Estoy aquí porque soy londinense”, explicaba. “El ataque de Westminster me devastó, el de Mánchester más, y ahora esto… Debemos acabar con esto que nos duele a todos. Estoy convencido de que la mayoría, si permanece unida, siempre ganará”. Preguntado acerca de si compartía las palabras de la primera ministra, que unas horas antes defendió que había demasiada tolerancia con el extremismo, Ahmad señaló que las puertas de su mezquita “están abiertas a todos para que puedan ver lo que se reza”.
Turistas desubicados, arrastrando sus maletas, se tropezaban una y otra vez con el cordón policial y pedían indicaciones para llegar a sus hoteles. La mayoría de los restaurantes de la zona, que en otro domingo cualquiera estarían despachando sin descanso los tradicionales asados de los almuerzos, permanecían este domingo cerrados. David y Monica, vecinos de la zona, se acercaron a uno de los cordones policiales con un ramo de flores. “Ayer estábamos en casa pero podríamos haber estado fuera, como tantas otras noches”, explicaba ella, “estamos aquí para decir que los londinenses no tenemos miedo, porque nunca lograrán vencernos ni apagar la energía de esta ciudad”.
La noche del sábado, que atrae a cientos de jóvenes a estas calles llenas de restaurantes y bares, acabó dramáticamente para muchos. Al igual que sucedió en Mánchester hace apenas 12 días, la tragedia desató una ola de solidaridad en las redes sociales. Vecinos ofrecían sus casas a los londinenses y turistas que no podían regresar a sus domicilios u hoteles. Reino Unido guardará este lunes un minuto de silencio a las 11.00 hora local (12.00 horas en la España peninsular). Las banderas ondearán a media asta en los edificios del Gobierno hasta el martes por la tarde.

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