Rutland MP Alan Duncan addresses Charlie Hebdo terror attacks

Rutland and Melton MP Alan Duncan. ENGEMN00120130511190831
Rutland and Melton MP Alan Duncan. ENGEMN00120130511190831

Rutland MP Alan Duncan joined a Jordanian prince to address political and humanitarian challenges in the Middle East at a London conference.

Conservative Mr Duncan, a former Minister of State for International Development, spoke alongside Prince El Hassan bin Talal at a dinner and discussion organised by Islamic Relief and the Council for Arab-British Understanding.

Mr Duncan addressed the terrorist attacks in France last week.

He said: “I call on all Muslims, and indeed all people, to be united in their utter condemnation of last week’s murderous atrocity in Paris. I similarly call on everyone in the UK to stand united against terrorism, and not to drop our standards by taking it out on any of our own citizens who happen to be Muslim.

“We must all be determined to take a vigorous stand against terror and extremism, but we are not in some sort of war against Muslims in general. What we oppose is so-called Islamic extremism, and terrorism in all its forms.

“Supporting humanitarian relief in Syria is to be applauded, but going there to fight should be condemned. We should all work together to increase the former, and stop the latter.”