MP for Gillingham and Rainham, Rehman Chishti MP said: "I condemn this wicked and vicious attack on a soldier in Woolwich.
"Whilst we do not yet fully know whether the incident at the mosque in Gllingham was motivated by this, I appeal for calm.
"We should not let this horrific attack in Woolwich divide our community and drive us apart. A callous act of two individuals does not in any way represent the views of the many from all different communities.
"Medway's diverse community has integrated well over many decades and I know that will remain the case. Those individuals responsible for this callous murder should face the severest sentence possible from our courts."
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