The European Muslim League today expresses its deepest sympathy and sorrow for the victims of the bomb attack on St Petersburg's metro system as well as to the survivors and their families.
For people to be cut down so brutally as they go about their everyday lives is nothing short of horrific and is designed to cause terror and instil fear in peoples' lives.
As we stand in solidarity with the people of St Petersburg we also send out a clear message to those behind this horrific attack: far from spreading chaos you have united everyone in their grief to stand firm against your brand of terror. The courage and resolve of the Russian people has been seriously underestimated if the aim was to spread fear.
Alfredo Maiolese, the President of EML, said today: "People of faith and no faith have come together to share their grief and sorrow over this terrible event. Terror has no religion and I can't think of any faith that could justify the carnage and wanton destruction caused to those travelling between the Sennaya Ploshchad and Tekhnologichesky Institut stations.
"As we send our condolences to the grieving families we also send our prayers to the survivors. Today the right thinking people of the world are united in grief with the Russian people."