The horrific attack near Muslim Welfare House in Finsbury Park can only be described as an act of terrorism.
Anti-Muslim sentiment propagated by some politicians and the right-wing media has created division and ignited hatred in parts of our communities. Consequently, extremists such as the Finsbury Park attacker act on their hatred, murdering innocent people in the process.
Just as we condemn those who claim to commit atrocities in the name of Islam, we must also condemn those who do so as a result of Islamophobia.
We must not and cannot allow extremists of any kind to divide us.
Hope will always win over fear.