Yvette Cooper MP

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Extremists still seek to divide us and they will not succeed

Responding to news of a nail bomb attack outside a mosque in Tipton:

 

Yvette Cooper MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, said: 

"Across the country we have seen great respect and unity shown in tribute to Drummer Rigby’s life and in respect for his family on the day of his funeral.

“Yet extremists still try to divide us. Placing a bomb at a mosque timed to go off 15 minutes after scheduled prayers is nothing short of disgusting. 

"But instead of being divided by extremism the communities of Tipton, of Bury and of Woolwich have all responded with pride and a coming together against those who undertake violence.

"When will the extremists learn that when they seek to divide they unite - when they try to further their aims through violence they don't succeed.

"The police need to do everything possible to catch those responsible for planting this bomb and we will not be deflected from remembering a brave soldier and uniting across all communities in his memory against violence.”

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