The Muslim community in Hartlepool held a minute's silence yesterday to remember the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community from Nasir Mosque in Hartlepool also expressed their "utter abhorrence" at the attacks. Wadood Daud , General Secretary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Hartlepool, said: “We condemn the actions of extremists wherever they may be, whatever their cause.
“We are with the people of France in sharing their pain. This was an outrageous attack on the peaceful innocent members of the public and they are in our thoughts and prayers.
“We consider this to be not just an attack on France but on the entire humanity and we express our condolences to the families of the bereaved and pray for the fast recovery of all those injured.
“We ask the world to unite against this menace and to work to eliminate all forms of extremism.
“We believe in love for all and hatred for none, and peaceful dialogue is the only way to cultivate understanding and harmony between people.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those murdered in Paris. May God provide solace and strength to the bereaved and to their loved ones." A peace seminar was also held at the Nasir Mosque on Sunday at which a one minute silence was help to remember the victims of Paris terrorist attacks.