Sir David Amess: Prayers and a minute's silence as Commons prepares to pay tribute to murdered MP

Sir David Amess: Prayers and a minute's silence as Commons prepares to pay tribute to murdered MP

10/18/2021 3:25:00 AM

Sir David Amess: Prayers and a minute's silence as Commons prepares to pay tribute to murdered MP

On Sunday evening, Sir David's family said their 'hearts are shattered' by what has happened, and described his death as 'cruel and violent'.

Police continue to question terror suspectIn a statement, his wife, four daughters and son said:"Strong and courageous is an appropriate way to describe David. He was a patriot and a man of peace."So we ask people to set aside their differences and show kindness and love to all. This is the only way forward. Set aside hatred and work towards togetherness.

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"Whatever one's race, religious or political beliefs, be tolerant and try to understand."As a family, we are trying to understand why this awful thing has occurred. Nobody should die in this way. Nobody."Police arrested a 25-year-old man at the scene of Sir David's death on suspicion of his murder, understood by Sky News to be named Ali Harbi Ali, and officers have been granted a warrant to detain him until 22 October.

He is the son of a former senior Somali government official, Sky News understands.Officers have been searching properties in London linked to the counter-terrorism investigation, and have been seen carrying bags of what appears to be evidence from the addresses.

Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video playerPatel: MPs could get police protectionEarlier on Sunday, Home Secretary Priti Patel suggested to Sky News that MPs could get police protection during their constituency surgeries in the wake of the attack, after it sparked a debate about their safety.

Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle has also said there will need to be a discussion in the coming days around MPs' security, and any measures that should be taken.Sir David, who was 69 years old and a father of five, had been an MP for almost 40 years.

His family have urged the public to support his causes, including a campaign to make Southend-on-Sea a city. Read more: Sky News »

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With police now investigating links with Qatar, it’s beginning to sound more like an assassination. So SAD! So unfortunate. Family must be asking 'Y' tonight.

Sir David Amess died in terror attack, say Met PoliceSir David Amess was holding a constituency surgery in Essex when a knifeman in the church launched a frenzied attack. He was wounded at least 12 times, dying at the scene. World wide'peace full' religion in the action 🤔😔 If this is the case, why are we letting them in to our country to bask in our welfare state, but more to the point why arn’t we deporting them at every opportunity,we are not going to tolerate this situation for much longer before we see unrest on our streets. Thanks Mr Blair your multicultural Britain's really working🖕

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Sir David Amess: Priti Patel pays tribute to 'a man of the people' - BBC News“He was a man of the people, he was absolutely there for everyone” Home Secretary Priti Patel pays tribute to her friend Conservative MP Sir David Amess Police say they are treating his death as a terrorist incident 26 killings in London by fatal stabbings so far, non treated as terrorist activity? If the perpertaitor is an Islamic follower, does that make their crime different? What is the difference between a Muslim and an Islamist? When the public are attacked by terrorism the terrorist is named immediately.... when an mp is brutally killed they don't name the terrorist UK parliament must debate on Hindu genocide going on in Bangladesh..

Sir David Amess stabbed to death in terror attack 'linked to Islamist extremismPolice said that the early investigation had revealed 'a potential motivation linked to Islamist extremism'. We're all one big happy family, the human race, and everybody is welcome in Global Britain. Rubbish…how can a Somali national be British…you mean a Somali man with a British passport. Just WHY 😥prayers and thoughts are with his family. 🙏🏽

Boris and Keir stand side-by-side to honour murdered MP Sir David AmessThey laid flowers and silently paid their respects at the scene where he was killed. Just terrible that is. Then honest foreigners like me get the blame. 😡 They need better vetting to keep these attackers out of Britain 🇬🇧 Why is this breaking news?

Sir David Amess killing: Security for politicians is a global dilemmaWhy the need to be a people's representative and the need for personal safety are in constant conflict. BBCWorld Life of each and every individual is precious so there must be a mechanism in state to save the all good people worldwide. Regards No ! Hatred, accepted violence against opponents and getting away with it is a SOCIAL dilemma. BBCWorld We demand safety of Bangladeshi Hindu Minorities ✊ StopCommunalAttack SaveBangladeshiHindus BangladeshiHinduWantSafety WeDemandSafety WeDemandJustice SaveHindus SaveHinduTemples SaveOurCommunity SaveHumanity