Kiwi Muslim community condemns London attacks

  • 05/06/2017

The President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in New Zealand has condemned the deadly terror attacks in London.

"These heinous and utterly barbaric acts are completely opposed to the teachings of Islam," president Bashir Khan said.

"As Muslims, we are devastated and grief-stricken by this attack and condemn it in the strongest possible terms."

Mr Khan goes on to say the community express their sympathy's to those caught up in the attacks.

"Our hearts and prayers go out to those who have been affected, the bereaved and the victims themselves," Mr Khan said.

"May [God] have mercy on all of them and may the cruelties of those people who are carrying out these atrocities come to an end."

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community spans over 209 countries around the world with membership exceeding tens of millions.

Mr Khan adds that the Muslim community will not let terrorists divide them.

"We will not let the terrorists divide us. Instead, we will stand united against all forms of terrorism and hate.

"[We will] continue to highlight that these actions and the perpetrators have nothing in common with the true Islamic teachings and the vast majority of the Muslims worldwide."

Seven people have died so far as a result of the attacks that left scores injured, some critically.

Police have since made at least 12 arrests in connection with the attack.