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Westminster terror attack: Irish imams fear attack will fuel hatred of Islam
by Cormac O'Keeffe
Islamic leaders in Ireland have expressed fears that the terrorist attack in London will be blamed on Islam and fuel division and hatred in society.
The imams strongly condemned the atrocity — which has claimed three lives, as well as that of the British-born attacker Khalid Masood, 52 — and urged Irish people to stay united.
The Irish Muslim Peace & Integration Council said it strongly condemns the terrorist attack, which it pointed out has also left more than 40 people injured.
"Our sympathies and prayers are with the people of London and all those affected," said Shaykh Umar Al-Qadri, chairman of the council.
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