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British Arab network Chairman condemns terrorist attack in London

16 Sep 2017, by BritishArab Network - In the Media

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Dr. Wafik Moustafa, Chairman of the British Arab Network, has condemned the terrorist attack in Parsons Green tube station, London, in interviews with international media.

Dr. Moustafa said:

“I condemn this evil terrorist attack. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. There is a clear shift in the frequency of such attacks in the UK and Europe. The perpetrator of this attack must be hunted down and brought to justice. We must challenge and eradicate extremism and terrorism. We will not be cowed by those who want to disrupt and destroy our way of life.”

Parsons Green: Underground blast a terror incident, say police

15 September 2017   BBC News

An “improvised explosive device” was detonated on a Tube train in south-west London during Friday’s morning rush hour, injuring 29 people.

The blast, at Parsons Green station on a District Line train from Wimbledon, is being treated as terrorism.

So-called Islamic State says it carried out the attack, which Prime Minister Theresa May condemned as “cowardly”.

A hunt is under way for the person who placed the device and the area around the station has been evacuated.

Specialist officers there securing the remains of the improvised device and ensuring it is stable.

‘Cowardly attack’

Mrs May said the attack had been “intended to cause significant harm”.

She said the UK’s terror threat level would remain at severe – the second highest – but would be under review.

Speaking in Downing Street after chairing a meeting of the Cobra emergency committee, she said there would be an increased armed police presence on the transport network in London.

Hundreds of detectives and MI5 are investigating the attack, which took place at 08:20 BST on an eastbound train.

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley earlier refused to say whether anyone had been arrested.