The MJLC in the strongest possible terms condemns the recent attack with petrol bombs on a Berlin synagogue in the early hours of Wednesday morning. This act of antisemitic terror is completely unacceptable and only serves to increase tension and incite distrust between our communities harming both Muslims and Jews in the process.

We must treat each other with love and respect, especially in such difficult times. People perpetuating violence against their fellow citizens on the basis of their religion do not represent us, their actions are antithetical to our faiths and they must be held accountable. We, as always, pray for understanding and peace while rejecting senseless violence.