Here's Everything That's Happened With Muslims Of Manchester After That Horrific Attack

By Sajeer Shaikh | 24 May, 2017

Earlier this week, news of the suicide bombing in Manchester, at Ariana Grande’s concert, left the entire world in a state of shock and disbelief. 

The explosion was heard as the crowd gathered in the 21.000 seat arena, to attend the concert, was in the process of leaving. So far, 22 people, including children, have been killed and 59 have been injured, in what is being called Britain’s most deadly attack in almost a decade. The suspect involved in the Manchester attack has been identified as 22-year-old Salman Abedi, according to a British official.

 

The victims are in the process of identification, with those identified being brought to the attention of all social media outlets

 

ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack and some innocent Muslims were targeted immediately after the claim

As unfortunate as the attack was, it led to the inevitable – a deep sense of anti-Islam sentiment. Hours after the attack, a mosque in Manchester had already become a target for Islamophobic elements within the area.

 

Many pointed out how Islamic radicals were to blame for the incident

 

Anti-Islamic sentiments were made public

 

The idea of the travel ban was pushed forward once more

 

Some demanded that Muslims now had a choice to make

 

And even celebrities like Amir Khan were asked for their thoughts

Amir was even pushed for denouncing the attack by ISIS and trying to stop the spread of this radical organization, as if every Muslim is in-charge of ISIS activities, or that ISIS is even “Islamic”.

 

Muslims were prepared for an onslaught of harsh comments. However, fortunately, many people stood up for the Muslim community

 

They were against the attacks on Manchester’s Muslim population

 

They were quick to point out the acts of kindness being carried out by Muslims in Manchester

 

Many were quick in pointing out the hypocrisy in always chalking up the attacks as those being perpetrated by Islamic terrorists

 

People shared personal accounts 

 

Some extended their sympathy to Muslims alongside the victims of the Manchester attack

 

The Muslim community’s services were highlighted repeatedly

 

It was deemed necessary to do so in order to combat the racist elements within the community

 

The act of cashing in on the incident to promote anti-Muslim views was also condemned

 

Meanwhile, Muslims kept doing their thing, trying to be helpful in any way possible

 

The Muslim community in Manchester has also effectively tried to raise funds in the wake of the attack. Donations have, reportedly, been pouring in, showing how Muslims stand in solidarity with the victims of the attack and their families.

Attacks like these are, undoubtedly, harrowing and leave behind a trail of confusion and anger. Such incidents burst the bubbles of safety in which we reside. Pakistanis, too, are left wondering if any place is truly safe anymore. However, it is imperative to stay united as a community in the face of such adversity, as has been proven by the inhabitants of Manchester.

 


Cover image via: hoyentv.com

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