The Muslim Council of Britain’s leader, Harun Khan, has said that “the best response” we can take as a people towards the “outrage” of the recent terrorist attack on Parliament, where a 4x4 was driven through a crowd of people on Westminster Bridge before a #Police officer was stabbed and killed on the Parliamentary estate, is “to make sure we come together in solidarity and not allow the terrorists to divide us,” because that would be giving them what they want.

Imams have expressed their shock during Friday prayers

The Muslim leaders of Britain, including Khan, have spoken out against the Westminster Bridge terrorist attack.

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Imams across the country are using their Friday prayers to express their shock and grief at the devastating incident. They want the press to not view the attack as a religious thing, because that would mean all Muslims want to drive a 4x4 into the Houses of Parliament and kill a cop, when the staggering majority in fact do not want to do that.

A double-digits number of leaders from faiths from not only #islam, but Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism, and Sikhism, met with police officers and other authorities at Scotland Yard yesterday so that they could discuss what their response to the attack on Westminster would be. The Metropolitan police sent out a tweet that alluded to religious tolerance with the hashtag “#WeStandTogether.” They attached a picture of a bouquet of roses outside their headquarters.

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The tweet read “#WeStandTogether with communities,” mentioned the faith leader-laden meeting at Scotland Yard, and promised that “we won’t allow terrorists to create discord, distrust & fear.”

Muslim Council of Britain offers prayers to victims

The Muslim Council of Britain openly condemned the terrorist attack on Westminster and immediately responded by offering prayers and thoughts to the incident’s victims and their families on Wednesday. Yesterday, they released another statement to commend the Metropolitan police service, Prime Minister Theresa May, and the Mayor of London, for all they’ve done in the wake of the atrocities and the tolerant approach they have taken following the attack.

Khan, the Muslim group’s respectable general secretary, spoke out further against the Westminster attack, with some very harsh words. “This attack was cowardly and depraved,” he said, adding that the Qur’an or anything else to do with the Islamic faith (or just basic human morals) offer “no justification for this act whatsoever.” Khan’s MLK-style dream at this time is for his “Muslim brothers and sisters” to “reach out to fellow Londoners and Britons in solidarity to demonstrate that such hatred will not defeat our way of life.”

Other Muslim leaders have responded, too

In addition to Khan’s comments, other Muslim leaders have had their say, and they’re all just as critical.

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The chair of a Birmingham mosque, Mohammad Afzal, has spoken out against London intelligence, who apparently knew of the perpetrator and the risk of an extremist attack by him. This opens the door to a boatload of “The Bush administration orchestrated 9/11”-esque conspiracy theories. Afzal posed the question, “Why did MI5 not keep an eye on him?”

Since Wednesday, Afzal’s mosque has handed out 55,000 copies of a booklet entitled “#Terrorism Is Not Islam” around the city, in mosques, schools, and shops. It is a 12-page guide that outlines the comparisons drawn between the two, and answers questions such as “Are suicide attacks lawful in Islam?” and “Does the foreign policy of the west or other grievances justify killing non-Muslims?”