London terror attack: Muslim Council of Britain says London attack during Ramadan 'shows they respect neither life nor faith'

'That this should happen in this month of Ramadan, when many Muslims were praying and fasting only goes to show that these people respect neither life nor faith' says the Secretary General

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The London Bridge attackers “respect neither life nor faith”, according to a statement released by the Muslim Council of Britain.

Harun Khan, secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, said: “I am appalled and angered by the terrorist attacks at London Bridge and borough market, in my home city. These acts of violence were truly shocking and I condemn them in the strongest terms.

“Muslims everywhere are outraged and disgusted at these cowards who once again have destroyed the lives of our fellow Britons.

 

"That this should happen in this month of Ramadan, when many Muslims were praying and fasting only goes to show that these people respect neither life nor faith."

His remarks come after seven people were killed and 48 injured in an attack on London Bridge and in Borough Market last night. A vehicle was driven into pedestrians before three attackers launched a knife attack, before they were shot dead by armed police.

“My prayers are with the victims and all those affected. I commend the work of out emergency services working hard to keep us safe and cope with the ensuing carnage. As ever we urge everyone to assist the authorities so that these criminals can be apprehended and brought to justice.

Muslim charity Al Muntada Trust, based in Parson’s Green, said: “These acts of terror have nothing to do with our religion.

“In fact, they are extremely against the very principals, foundations and teachings of Islam.

“We will continue to work to br­ing communities of all faiths together, and to help those who are in need.”

Theresa May said the London terror attack shows Britain is too tolerant of extremism.

The Prime Minister’s comments, made in front of Downing Street took on a freshly combative tone. She said things “need to change”, and called on stricter cyber security.

“We need to do anything we can to reduce extremism online, as this ideology cannot be defeated through military intervention alone….[Islamist ideology] cannot be given the space to breathe.”

Mrs May added that things could not “continue as they are.”

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