Re: Interfaith pilgrimage in Surrey on Friday.
The multi-faith masses mingled in Surrey with a view to spread the message of love, respect, honour and equality.
They came forward to show solidarity and sincerity, which strengthen the bond among all sections of society.
A healthy exchange of ideas, meaningful dialogue and a true sense of understanding are always beneficial to removing misconceptions.
The indiscriminate killing of innocents and suicide bombing are contrary to the teaching of Islam and all other religions and faiths.
If the nations of the world do not work towards a united agenda, the world we live in will become even more dangerous to all of us.
What happened in Paris is not a problem for France alone. It is a confrontation to mankind. The time has come for nations of the world to act as one in finding lasting solutions to restore safety and security on the planet.
Every human being deserves a peaceful and coexistent life. The efforts of Surrey’s diverse community is most welcome.
I hope all remain steadfast in maintaining permanent peace.
Hanif A. Patel