A Muslim group has raised nearly $25,000 for victims of the London terror attack.
Organizer Muddassar Ahmed was inside Parliament when attacker Khalid Masood drove his car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, leaving three dead, and stabbed to death an unarmed police officer outside Parliament.
“I saw all the carnage before me,” Ahmed told CNN. “We were trapped there for about four hours.”
He said that the feelings of panic and fear he had in his spot of relative safety made him wonder about how the victims felt, and he decided, on returning home around 1 a.m., to make a call for donations for them.
Ahmed says though it is a Muslim-led campaign, all faiths are welcome to contribute. The group is currently working on distributing funds raised.
Thank you for considering supporting the victims and the families of victims of this tragic attack through this fundraiser. We will ensure that 100% of funds collected through this campaign will go to the victims and the families of the victims most affected by the tragic events that unfolded on March 22, 2017. We are coordinating with City Hall (the Mayor’s office), hospitals, the Met Police Foundation (who have coordinated efforts for funds to be raised on behalf of PC Keith Palmer) and others to ensure that the funds go where they are needed.