According to reports Britain Islamic leaders consisting of hundreds of Imams and Muslim scholars have refused to bury the Islamic terrorists that were involved in the Central London terrorist attacks that killed seven people over the weekend.
The British police have identified Khuram Shazad Butt and Rashid Redouane, as two of three attackers who struck pedestrians with a van on London Bridge and stabbed pub-goers after crashing. It was identified that the attacks were terror related as it’s alleged that the witnesses expressed that one of the suspects was yelling “this is for Allah,” before embarking on his killing spree.
In a speech delivered to British citizens after the tragedy, Prime Minister Theresa May pledged that authorities will begin to handle terror threats much differently, and encouraged everyday citizens to take more initiative in identifying and weeding out potential threats.
The Muslim Council of Britain also supported the Prime Minister and, went ahead to denounce the killings and disassociate their own spiritual grounding from any notion that validates Butt and Redouane’s motive and method as preached by the Quran.A statement released by the council went ahead to express;
A statement released by the council went ahead to express “Though at no time is it acceptable, that such ruthless violence was perpetrated during the season of Ramadan, in which Muslims worldwide focus on pious devotion, prayer, charity and the cultivation of good character, demonstrates how utterly misguided and distant the terrorists are from our faith and the contempt which they hold for its values,”
the leaders of the council then declared its vow to refuse the facilitation of any traditional ceremony held in Butt or Redouane’s name.
“In light of other such ethical principles which are quintessential to Islam, we will not perform the traditional Islamic funeral prayer for the perpetrators and we also urge fellow imams and religious authorities to withdraw such a privilege,” the statement continued.