Muslim and Jewish communities—which have suffered sharp rises in Islamophobic and anti-Semitic attacks across Europe in recent years—have clearly stated where they stand after a bombing shook Manchester Monday night, killing many young children enjoying an Ariana Grande concert: alongside the victims, in total unity.
A number of Manchester-based and international Muslim and Judaism advocacy groups decried a suicide bomber’s "despicable and horrendous" attack at a pop concert that left at least 22 people dead and 59 injured at Manchester Arena.
Meanwhile, Muslims on the ground opened their homes to those stranded in the area and seeking refuge in the immediate aftermath of the bombing, using the hashtag #RoomForManchester, as Muslim taxi drivers offered free rides for those fleeing the scene.
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