Barking remembers Srebrenica massacre
PUBLISHED: 18:20 11 July 2016 | UPDATED: 18:20 11 July 2016
More than 60 people gathered outside Barking Town Hall to commemorate the victims of the Srebrenica massacre today.
The slaughter saw over 8,000 Muslims killed in the Bosnian town in 1995.
Barking’s different faiths came together to condemn what Dep Cllr Saima Ashraf described as “the single greatest atrocity in Europe since WWII”.
Bishop Trevor Mwamba led the service, children from Gascoigne Primary school recited Mihab Sheikh’s poem Tormented Hearts, and a memorial flag was raised.
Mohammad Kamran, representing Al-Madina Mosque, read from the Koran and said he was “very proud” of Barking to “see many different faces of different cultures and backgrounds” there to remember those who died.
“We should be tolerant of each other’s beliefs and cultures, and we should respect one another, because without this, we could not exist as a community,” he added.