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Muslim leaders unite to condemn 'appalling attack'

Muslim leaders condemned the "heinous and appalling" Westminster terror attack as they joined together with Christian and Jewish leaders just metres from the scene of the atrocity.

Sheikh Mohammad al Hilli, Archbishop of Canterbury the Most Rev Justin Welby, Chief Rabbi Ephriam Mirvis, Sheikh Ezzat Khalifa, and Cardinal Vincent Nichols Archbishop of Westminster

Sheikh Mohammed Al-Hilli, representing Shia Muslims, and Sunni Sheikh Khalifa Ezzat, head Imam at the London Central Mosque, stood side-by-side with Justin Welby, Ephraim Mirvis and Cardinal Vincent Nichols outside Westminster Abbey.

Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, Chief Rabbi Ephriam Mirvis, Sheikh Ezzat Khalifa, Sheikh Mohammad al Hilli and Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster

They led a minute of silence in tribute to the four innocent victims who were killed and the many who were left injured.

As a member of the Shia Muslim community here in the United Kingdom I would like to express my condolences to the families of the victims of this heinous and appalling attack. We utterly condemn this terrorist act.

– Sheikh Mohammed Al-Hilli

We condemn this act, which killed innocent people, and those criminals, we shouldn't link them with Islam because Islam, and all religion, calls for peace, co-existence and tolerance. What those criminals are doing is not from the principles of Islam. They want to divide us. We are here together to stand together and to show solidarity, to show co-operation, to face those people and these crimes.

– Sunni Sheikh Khalifa Ezzat

Terrorists seek to instil fear and terror into the hearts and minds of millions. They also seek to divide us. Londoners are showing right now that we will always stand up with strength to confront terror and we will never be cowed by it.

– Ephraim Mirvis