SAYEEDA WARSI has spoken out after the London terror attack and insisted British Muslims “despise” those who attack innocent people.
The former Faith and Communities Minister said Muslims were “furious” following the attack, which saw three men mow down pedestrians on London Bridge before stabbing passers-by.
They killed at least seven people and injured 48 others. The men were then shot dead by armed officers.
Baroness Warsi told ITV’s Peston on Sunday: “I’ve spent most of the night Robert on phone calls to British Muslims, individuals and organisations, and although it’s not been announced yet, there’s every indication this was done by so-called Muslims.
“And I can tell you this, British Muslims are furious, they despise these people who come in and do these atrocious acts.
“These are poisonous individuals who are trying to divide our nations and commit carnage and I think this debate is happening, it’s happening amongst communities and it’s happening amongst politicians because ultimately we all want the same thing – we want to keep this nation safe and together.”
Theresa May later confirmed the attack was carried out by those who believed in an “ideology that is a perversion of Islam”.
She said: “First; while the recent attacks are not connected by common networks, they are connected by important sense. They’re bound together by the single evil ideology of Islamist extremism, that preaches hatred, sows division and promotes sectarianism.
“It is an ideology that claims our Western values of freedom, democracy and human rights are incompatible with the religion of Islam. It is an ideology that is a perversion of Islam, and perversion of the truth.”
The Prime Minister said “enough is enough” after the country suffered the third terror attack in three months.
Mrs May added that the extremists should not be allowed by a “safe space” for their ideology to flourish in both the online and real worlds.
In her statement, she said: “There has been far too much tolerance of extremism across society,” adding that the country needed to come together for a “one truly United Kingdom”.