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British Muslims Raise Over £12,000 for Westminster Attack Victims

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A Muslim-led campaign has raised over £12,000 in less than 24 hours for the families of the victims of the terrorist attack that took place in Westminster on 22nd March. The fundraiser was launched by Muddassar Ahmed, a businessman who was trapped in a Westminster building during the attack. “I felt frightened, terrorised and upset, and couldn’t imagine what the victims and their families were feeling,” he said. He said that he had watched the incident unfold, and been trapped for four to five hours as police and emergency services responded to the incident. A statement on the fundraising page reads, “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”. Naz Shah and Yasmin Qureshi, two members of Parliament, have backed the fundraiser. “Looking after people is very much part of Islamic philosophy, to help your fellow citizens,” said Shah. “Although it won’t bring anyone back, or heal the physical and mental injures, it will hopefully help those affected.”