He added, We would like to thank West Midlands Police and the local authorities and stress on community organisations to remain vigilant of criminal activities. We also encourage everyone to channel their genuine concerns and grievances through the democratic process. Even though this engagement often seems disheartening and futile, it is the only way for active and constructive citizenship.
It was also very callous that a charity's good name, in this case the MCB's affiliate Muslim Aid, was used in a fraudulent manner. It should be put on record that Muslim Aid had submitted a serious incident report to the Charities Commission in September 2011 regarding a volunteer who had been fundraising without their permission. Muslim Aid is a well known and respected charity that has worked over many years to alleviate the suffering endured due to natural disasters and assist people living without life's basic necessities.