On Wednesday, tragedy struck our nation when a man drove his car into pedestrians walking across Westminster Bridge, in an attempt to break into parliament during PM’s question time.
The attack on Westminster resulted in the death of five people, including PC Keith Palmer, who bravely tried to stop the attacker from entering parliament.
The attacker, named as 52-year-old Khalid Masood, is a British-born man who sources say had recently converted to practicing Islamic extremism.
In light of this, there has been many tributes to the victims of the attack but also the internet has seen massive hostility towards the Muslim community on social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter.
Today we spoke to Sajjad Jabarkhel, president of the FXU Islamic society, to discuss what the Westminster attacks mean for the Muslim community, islamophobia, and the underlying stigma attached to the religion of Islam and those who practice it.
Jarbarkhel told Truthfal that he feels the media and those who are uninformed generate this stigma, and this is something that can change, by simply having a conversation with a Muslim person.
Listen to his discussion with Chloe Sweet and Max Carey below.