Call for solidarity over fears Muslims could be targeted following Manchester terror attack

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Faith leaders in Rotherham are calling for solidarity over fears Muslim people could be targeted as a result of the Manchster terror attack.

Residents are being invited to attend a vigil in the town centre to remember the 22 people killed in Monday night's bomb blast in Manchester Arena.

Reverend Jo Siddall, secretary of Rotherham Faith Leaders Forum, said: "Faith leaders in Rotherham are most concerned that there will be even more victims of this horrendous act, namely people from our local community who are Muslim.

"We stand together to protect them in the name of peace and justice.

"Please stand together - to show that we will not match hate with hate - that we as faith communities and people of conscience stand together to protect all society from evil and extremism."

A vigil will be held at the Heart of Steel statue next to All Saints Square tonight at 6.30pm.

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