Source: Huffington Post
By Nina Golgowski, the trends reporter for Huff Post
“It shouldn’t even have to be said, but this is not Islam,” one Islamic charity group wrote.
In a rallying cry against religious extremism, Muslims across the United Kingdom are denouncing Saturday night’s deadly attacks in London, calling the violence cowardly acts by people who hide behind a religion that is not theirs.
“Terrorism has no religion,” Imam Abdul Quddus Arif, of the local Ahmadiyya Muslim community, told HuffPost UK on Sunday, slamming the assailants’ twisted beliefs. “Basically, not in my name, not in the name of Islam. I want to make that very clear.”
His stern words of condemnation follow witnesses describing one of the night’s assailants as calling out the name of Allah amid the attacks. The militant group the Islamic State later claimed responsibility for the attack, which follows another attack credited to the group last month at a Manchester arena.