Our mosque in Finsbury Park received messages of support from Tooting to Texas and from Tokyo to Toronto after the attack on June 19 last year. The universal values of humanity know no boundaries. I was deeply moved by a Jewish man who wrote to me and gave a donation to our mosque. When the silent majority speak up and stand together the forces of hate don’t stand a chance.

In the direct aftermath of the attack we were visited by the Prince of Wales, who took time out to meet survivors as well as members of the community. His support, coupled with those of the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and our local MP, Jeremy Corbyn, sent a powerful message to our community: we stand with you.