Source: The Guardian
British Muslim leaders have condemned the terrorist attack in Westminster, with many imams expected to express shock and horror at Friday prayers.
More than a dozen faith leaders – Muslims, Hindus, Christians, Sikhs and Jews – met officers at Scotland Yard on Thursday to discuss responses to the Westminster attack. Before the meeting, the Metropolitan police tweeted:
#WeStandTogether with communities. Today faith leaders meet at Scotland Yard. We won’t allow terrorists to create discord, distrust & fear
The Muslim Council of Britain, which condemned the attack and offered prayers for the victims on Wednesday, issued a further statement on Thursday praising the Met police, the prime minister and the mayor of London.
The group’s general secretary, Harun Khan, said: “This attack was cowardly and depraved. There is no justification for this act whatsoever. The best response to this outrage is to make sure we come together in solidarity and not allow the terrorists to divide us.