Islamic charities and groups have condemned the attack in Woolwich saying that, "London and our nation will come together and will not be divided."
We totally condemn the killing of an innocent person in Woolwich.
And we also condemn all forms of extremism wherever they are.
The thoughts of the Muslim community are with the family of the man who lost his life, and we pray for him.
I wish to condemn the evil and barbaric crime carried out in Woolwich.
Our immediate thoughts are with the family and friends of the victims. From whatever angle you see the attack, it was at every level evil.
We must allow the police to gather all the facts before unnecessary speculation and wait for the facts before determining its impact on our country.
But what happens in the days to come, London and our nation will come together and will not be divided. The terrorists will never win and succeed in their evil plans.But tonight we think of the family of that soldier killed.
The cold-blooded killing of a serving British soldier is a crime that sickens every member of every community in the UK.
For the peace of our communities to be shattered like this is almost unthinkable. We must come together, isolate those who believe that extremism and violence are acceptable, and work to ensure that they meet the full force of the law.
We must send a clear message to anyone that an attack on a serving soldier going about their daily activities is something that must be utterly condemned.
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