The Federation of Muslim Organisations (FMO) has produced a ‘One Leicester’ Peace Flag in solidarity with the people of Gaza who have over the past few weeks endured the most terrible of catastrophes. The flag has been signed by hundreds of local residents including our elected MPs, Keith Vaz, Jon Ashworth and Liz Kendall. The flag will be presented to the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street along with a letter of condemnation also signed by hundreds of local residents.
The adjectives to describe the devastation in Gaza have been well and truly exhausted yet no amount of words can even begin to describe the unbearable hardship that the people of Gaza continue to endure. Through the slaughtering of innocent women and children; the murder of children playing on the beach; the bombing of hospitals; the killing of entire families and the delivery of new born babies from their dead mother’s wombs, the spirit, patience and humility of the Gazan people remains steadfast. It is this spirit which inspires us all to continue to support our brothers and sisters in Gaza.
This flag, along with peaceful demonstrations up and down the country is our message to the Gazan people that we share their pain and will do whatever is in our power to highlight their plight.
On this blessed day of Eid we hope and pray for the wellbeing of the people of Gaza as well as peace and prosperity for all those who share this planet irrespective of religion, cast or creed.
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