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MCB urges Johnson to reassure Muslims of their place in Britain

Johnson has been entrusted with a huge power, and we pray it is exercised responsibly for all Britons: MCB

Friday December 13, 2019 2:43 PM, ummid.com News Network

British Muslims on UK Election Result 2019

London: As the election result becomes clear, the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) Friday called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to reassure British Muslims of their place in our country.

“Johnson commands a majority, but there is a palpable sense of fear amongst Muslim communities around the country", Harun Khan, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) said.

"We entered the election campaign period with long standing concerns about bigotry in our politics and our governing party. Now we worry that Islamophobia is “oven-ready” for government", Khan said.

"Johnson has been entrusted with a huge power, and we pray it is exercised responsibly for all Britons", Harun Khan added.

“We understand that the Prime Minister insists that he is a One Nation Tory. We earnestly hope that is the case and urge him to lead from the centre and engage with all communities", he said.

With the 2019 General Election campaign being the most divisive in living memory, Harun Khan also called on the Prime Minister and all political leaders to work towards national unity.

“We must all redouble our efforts to heal the country and bring communities together", he said.

Meanwhile, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday said that he would work "night and day" to repay the trust of voters after he led the ruling Conservatives to a "historic" general election victory.

With just two seats left to declare, the Conservatives have a majority of 76, reports the BBC.

In a victory speech in London, Johnson said: "We will get Brexit done on time by January 31, no ifs, no buts, not maybe."

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