President of Suffolk Inter-Faith Resource Speaks Out Against Backlash

July 9, 2005

Source: East Anglian Daily Times

On July 9, 2005 the East Anglian Daily Times reported, "The president of a centre promoting good faith relations hopes there will not be a backlash against the Muslim community in the wake of the London terrorist attacks.

The Rev Cliff Reed, from the Suffolk Inter-Faith Resource, said there were incidents directed against the Islamic community in the county after the terror attacks in America on September 11, 2001.

Mr Reed, who is also minister of Ipswich Unitarian Meeting House, added: 'Obviously, everyone is shocked and appalled by what has happened, which is true of people from every faith. There's no differentiation of people from different religions in terms of reaction.'"