‘We deplore those acts’: Local Muslim leaders condemn London terrorist attack

Police officers on duty stand next to floral tributes on Southwark Street in London, Sunday, June 4, 2017, near the scene of Saturday's attack. A series of attacks described as terrorism killed several people and injured dozens on Saturday. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)

American Muslim leaders in Las Vegas condemned the London Bridge area terrorist attack and the actions of those involved.

Imam Fateen Seifullah, chairman of Al-Maun Neighborly Needs of Las Vegas, says the attacks in the UK targeting innocent people is nothing short of inhumane.

It's times like these when Seifullah says it's important to preach what Islam means to him — love, compassion and mercy.

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Since terrorists don't represent the 1.6 billion practicing Muslims across the world, Seifullah says its crucial to decry those acts of terrorism.

“For us here, we do find that we're having to do it too often and it's painful to have to stand here every time and say, ‘I’m frustrated,’” said Seifullah. "And it may begin to appear disingenuous, but it's not. It's just the best we can do is just say we deplore those acts and they don't reflect the values of Islam.”

Al-Maun, which sponsored billboards across the valley to “Make America Great,” has encouraged elected officials, faith leaders and the community to remain steadfast in service to humanity.

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