On 21 June Resham Khan and her cousin Jameel Mukhtar, 37 were both doused in sulphuric acid as they sat in traffic in Beckton, east London. Resham was preparing to celebrate her 21st birthday. Jameel had to be put into an induced coma in hospital.
Jameel told Channel 4 News, “It’s definitely a hate crime… I believe it’s something to do with Islamophobia… We’re innocent people.”
Stand Up To Racism will be holding this peaceful vigil in solidarity with Resham and Jameel, and the victims of anti-Muslim hate crime on Wednesday 5 July in Stratford, 18.00 – 19.30 (outside Stratford station).
Please join this vigil in a peacful act of solidarity alongside the Muslim community.
We are asking local MPs, councillors, faith groups, trade unions, community organisations and anti-racist campaigns to come together in solidarity and unity with the Muslim community.
We also call on the government and the police to prioritise their response to the rising level of Islamophobic attacks.
There will be an opportunity to write messages of support to send to Resham and Jameel.