Amjad Bashir, Conservative MEP for Yorkshire and The Humber, has issued the following statement from Brussels in the wake of the terrorist bombings there:
“Today’s events in Brussels have been truly shocking. Words seem inadequate to describe the disgust we all feel at such atrocities, and our deep sympathy for the victims and their loved ones.
“The people who perpetrated this foul crime can know nothing of Islam’s true message.
“I was at the airport last night, and Maelbeek Metro is just a few hundred yards from my office, so it brings home the closeness of the danger to us all. Yet we are the lucky ones when others have been maimed and killed.
“For the sake of their memory and in unity with the people of Brussels and Belgium, we must stand firm against the terrorists’ menace and show them they will never prevail.”