Further to our last statement regarding the Eid in the Park (EitP) event that will be going ahead on Tuesday 20 July, Redbridge Islamic Centre (RIC) provides the following update and points of clarification

1-For the avoidance of doubt, Mr. Fatih Sefaragic was engaged at all times by Human Appeal. It was they who arranged for him to attend the EitP event, our arrangements were at all times with Human Appeal only. We understand that Human Appeal have cancelled their arrangements with him.

2-It is unfortunate that Human Appeal’s public statement of 18th July 2021 (a statement which they published without any consultation with us) appeared to indicate that RIC may have a separate agreement with Mr. Sefaragic. We emphatically deny ever having any direct agreement with Mr Sefaragic and any suggestions to the contrary are false.

3-In view of the above issues and concerns, RIC has decided to terminate the contract with Human Appeal to sponsor the EitP event with immediate effect.

RIC prioritises the welfare and safety of our community, and will never compromise on our commitments to those we serve and represent.