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Statement on the death of Mohammed Al-Majed

August 27, 2008

Nick Perry, Lib Dem parliamentary campaigner for Hastings & Rye said today,

“I want to add my voice to those of other local people who have expressed their heartfelt sadness and condolences to the family and friends of Mohammed Al-Majed.

“It is right and proper that after an incident such as this that we review the policy and service safeguards which are in place to prosper good community relations, anti-racism and the local economy, and work out in a joined-up way, the lessons that need to be learned.

“But we must not jump in with both feet, and we must allow sufficient time to get our facts straight, so that we can make informed judgements and the changes that are necessary.

“I support Cllr Pragnell when he says that it only takes a few individuals to tar a town’s reputation. And we must do all that we can to preserve the good name of Hastings.

“The Police must be allowed to get on with their job, and the politicians must, for the moment, take a back seat.”

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  1. Clearly there are many people that support cultural diversity in hastings, counting not least the members of celebrating cultural diversity network, who organised monthly cultural events over the last 3.5 years, well attended and enjoyed by many residents of hastings and students alike http://www.celebratingculturaldiversitynetwork.org

    It is sad, that the murder took place, shortly after funding for the multicultural celebrations ceased, so I pray that this death will remind us all just how important it is to support initiatives that promote peace and cultural understanding.

    Looking forward to hearing from you and working together in achieving safety and happiness in our beautiful sea side town.

    Amal Abbass-Saal
    Director
    Celebrating Cultural Diversity Network

    http://celebratingculturaldiversitynetwork.wordpress.com/members-talk/

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