Cornwall’s Islamic Community Centre to honour New Zealand terror victims

Posted By on 22nd March 2019

By Graham Smith

Cornwall’s small Muslim community is hosting a “solidarity event” on Sunday to honour those killed in last week’s New Zealand terrorist attack.

Fifty people were killed when a gunman attacked two mosques in Christchurch.

Now Cornwall’s Islamic community – which accounts for only 0.16% of Cornwall’s population – is holding an event at its Carnon Downs headquarters, near Truro, at 1pm on Sunday.

Cornwall is thought to be the only county in England which does not have a mosque – and the Cornwall Islamic Community Centre is the closest alternative.

The invitation poster is to “all communities.  Join us to send strong message to those who try to divide us.”

grahamsmith@cornwallreports.co.uk