HUNDREDS of Muslims took to the streets to raise money for charity and condemn the Westminster terror attack.
The annual Walk for Peace organised by the Ahmadi Muslim community took place in Walthamstow on Sunday, March 26.
Over £1,200 was raised by the 300 participants in the five kilometre walk which was organised by Bait ul Ahad mosque in Erskine Road, Walthamstow.
A minute’s silence was observed before the event to remember the victims of last Wednesday’s terror attack in which left four people, including a police officer, dead.
Vice chairman of the Walk for Peace charity Mubashir Siddiqi said: “There is no room for any violence or any extremism in Islam.
“We would like to show the community the positive side of Islam, that is love for all and hatred for none.
“We are a minority sect in Islam and we are facing persecution from the other Muslim organisations like the Shias and the Sunnis.
“The walk was absolutely brilliant and we had great support from the mayors of Waltham Forest and Redbridge.”
The money raised will be donated the mayor of Waltham Forest Cllr Peter Herrington’s Charity Appeal. Cllr Gurdial Bhamra, the mayor of Redbridge, also attended.
The participants walked from Frederick Bremer School in Siddeley Road to Hoe Street, Lea Bridge Road and Wood Street.
The Ahmaddiya Muslim Community established itself in the UK in 1912 is the longest standing Islamic group in the country.