The Anti-Tribalism Movement has always worked tirelessly to promote unity and understanding among the Somali diaspora. Wednesday’s terror attack was a stark reminder of the mindset that seeks to divide us, and we condemn it in the strongest possible terms.
In the coming days, there will be groups who exploit this tragedy in order to further their own hateful viewpoints. Sadly, much of this prejudice will be targeted at Muslims throughout Britain, as well as the rest of the world.
It is our belief, that through continued efforts with our community, we can heal these divisions and ensure society is a safe, inclusive place. The ATM, over the years we’ve brought people together through notions of shared values and understandings.
This is best exemplified by the International Somali Awards, which we recently hosted in London. The event honours Somalis who have achieved exceptional things in areas such as business, education, entertainment and sport. We believe that by highlighting these incredible contributions, we inspire younger generations to pursue similar goals, while ridding our society of divisive rhetoric.
During these difficult times, when people may be feeling vulnerable, we want to reassure you that this approach will not change.