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PM: Woolwich 'betrayed Islam'

David Cameron has said the Woolwich attack was 'a betrayal of Islam' after he chaired the first meeting of a new taskforce to tackle terrorism and religious extremism, known as TERFOR, set up after the killing of soldier Lee Rigby.

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Cameron: 'Woolwich was a betrayal of Islam'

Prime Minister David Cameron pictured gave a statement to the House of Commons. Credit: ITV News

Speaking to the House of Commons the Prime Minister has said:

"What happened on the streets of Woolwich shocked and sickened us all. It was a despicable attack on a British soldier who stood for our country and our way of life and it was too a betrayal of Islam and of the Muslim communities who give so much to our country.

"There is nothing in Islam that justifies acts of terror and I welcome the spontaneous condemnation of this attack from Mosques and community organisations right across our country."

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