Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Outpouring of Grief and Support for Manchester

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Outpouring of Grief and Support for Manchester

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¦ IN MANCHESTER we are not simply blue or red, women and children, boys and men. We are not defined by our religious beliefs, by our sporting teams or by the colour of our skin.

We are unified, together as one. One big community of human beings that fill up our great city with excitement, compassion and love.

You have failed and will always fail in spreading fear and driving us apart. We will always hold each other close, in our minds and in our hearts.

Remember, even in the darkest of times here in Manchester, there is a light that will never go out.

We are a city, united as one. ZJL ¦ MY MOST heartfelt sympathies go out to those that were killed or injured in this horrific attack.

My deepest condolences to those that lost loved ones. I'm so sorry. Steve Bentley ¦ I DO not know what to say or how to express the shock and horror I feel over what happened on Monday night.

However, I would like to express my sincere condolences to the families concerned.

As a Scot I would like the families and the people of Manchester to know that I and many, many other Scots stand beside you and in solidarity with you at this sad time. This is a time for all of us to stand together and resist all attempts by those of whatever persuasion political or otherwise to break our spirit or divide our great nation.

Stuart Lindsay ¦ THE Shia community in Manchester would like to offer their condolences to the families of the victims of the tragic attack on innocent civilians that took place during the late hours of Monday, in the Manchester Arena.

It saddens us to see how one person can break the heart of millions of people. We are all appalled and outraged at this heinous and completely unnecessary loss of sacred human life.

The Manchester Shia Muslim Community and the Shia Council of Greater Manchester condemn all acts of terrorism in any form and stand firmly with the rest of the British community against all perpetrators of evil, whether under the name of Muslims or whatever obscene values that are promoted, be they religious or otherwise.

The Shia Muslim Community and the Shia Council of Greater Manchester sympathise with the families of the loved ones lost in this atro-cious act of cowardice and evil.

We hope and pray that no more innocent lives are lost again to terrorism of any kind, and that we can stand united as a British community for the greater good.

Dar Al-Hadi Foundation, Higher Ardwick, Manchester; Al- Hussain Masjid, Cheetham Hill, Manchester; Al- Mustafa Islamic Centre, Rochdale; Islamic Unity Society, Wimslow Road, Manchester; Manchester Islamic Institute, Manchester ¦ FROM the small town of Holliston, Massachusetts, I had for breakfast, like I am sure so many of my follow people of the earth, coffee with tears.

The hurt, the pain, the anguish, the suffering coming from you has covered the world and all who know of this with a deep life-changing sadness.

I believe I write for all when I say that our lives have been diminished from this immense loss of innocence. Our joy and happiness will never be as bright ever again. Life will go forward but never the same. Sincerely from one who simply writes what all feel.

Ricardo Morant ¦ I HAVE been up all night watching the unfolding news of the terrible events that took place at the Manchester Arena and would like to send my deepest sympathy to everyone involved, especially those people who have lost a family member or had someone injured.

But I felt I had to contact you to express the pride I feel in the ordinary people of Manchester - words can hardly describe it.

The way the people of the city have rallied to help each other at this terrible time is unbelievable and a lesson to others around the world - taxi drivers offering free trips to get people home/to hospital, the man buying teas for the emergency services and the chap who came from his home to offer what ever assistance he could. …

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