No one in the UK should live in fear because of their faith, Home Secretary Theresa May has said.
Ms. May made the remark during a visit to the Kanz ul Iman Mosque in Tipton on 17th September 2013 where she met local religious leaders and the family of Mohammed Salem who was murdered in April 2013.
She also toured the mosque and listened to a recitation of the Quran before taking part in a round table session with those impacted by the recent events.
During the session she listened to their concerns and talked about the action being taken by government and police to tackle extremism.
“Planning or conducting terrorist acts of any kind is unacceptable and will be dealt with quickly, effectively, and with the full force of the law,” Ms. May said. “I commend Muslims in the West Midlands for their resilience, unity and dignity during these terrorist incidents. They have demonstrated consistently that they will not allow groups or individuals to stoke up fear, hatred and division.”