Muslims in Hartlepool have held a one minute silence to remember those killed in the terror attacks in Paris.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community from Nasir Mosque Hartlepool held the minute's silence during a peace seminar on Sunday.
The group expressed its utter abhorrence at the carnage that was carried out in Paris on Friday night.
Wadood Daud, General Secretary 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. Ameen.”
"We have a peace seminar at Nasir Mosque Hartlepool today during which we will have 1 minute silence to remember the victims of Paris terrorist attacks."