More than 130 Imams and religious leaders, from different branches of the religion, have refused to carry out the prayers – a tradition performed for all Muslims regardless of their actions.
The Muslim Council of Britain branded the men “cold-blooded murderers” and called the attack “indefensible”.
A statement, posted on the Council’s Facebook page, read: “Coming from a range of backgrounds, and from across the UK; feeling the pain the rest of the nation feels, we have come together to express our shock and utter disgust at these cold-blooded murders.
Members of the Muslim community and others pay their respects at Potters Fields Park in London
“We are deeply hurt that a spate of terror attacks have been committed in our country once more by murderers who seek to gain religious legitimacy for their actions.
“Consequently, and 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.
“This is because such indefensible actions are completely at odds with the lofty teachings of Islam.
Morning after London attack: Heightened police presence at Borough Market & Bridge Sun, June 4, 2017
SIX people have been killed after a horrific terror attack targeted London Bridge and Borough Market on Saturday night. These are the pictures are London wakes up to the tragic scenes
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We have come together to express our shock and utter disgust at these cold-blooded murders
Statement from the Muslim Council of Britain
“These vile murderers seek to divide our society and instil fear; we will ensure they fail. We implore everyone to unite: we are one community. In the face of such dastardly cowardice, unlike the terrorists, we must uphold love and compassion.”
The Chairman of the East London Mosque and the London Muslim Centre, Muhammad Habibur-Rahman, also condemned the attack, saying they would work to combat the extremists’ “twisted narrative”.
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He said: “Once again we come together, to stand united against those who try to divide us.
Pupils from the Muslim faith based Eden Girls' School take part in a vigil for victims
“The cold-blooded murder of innocent people in London on Saturday evening will not succeed in driving us apart.
“I have a clear message to those who perpetrate terrorism: you are against the very core teaching of Islam and of our Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him.
“Your misguidance will lead you to destruction, and God willing you will utterly fail in your evil aims.
”We stand apart from you and your corruption of the religion of Islam. Terrorism has no faith.”
Members of the Muslim community mourn the victims of the London Bridge terror attack
Metropolitan Police Commander for Engagement Mak Chishty, the highest-ranking Muslim officer in the force, called for a “different direction and a different movement to counter the scourge of terrorism, extremism and hatred that we have in our communities at present”.
He said, reading out a statement on behalf of Muslim communities: “It is the Islamic duty of every Muslim to be loyal to the country in which they live. We are now asking questions to understand how extremism and hatred has taken hold within some elements of our own communities.”
The terror attack in London Bridge and Borough Market saw seven people killed and 48 injured after three men rammed a white van into pedestrians and then proceeded to stab revellers with 12-inch knives.
Armed police officers shot dead the perpetrators, two of whom have been named as Khuram Shazad Butt, 27, and Rachid Redouane, 30, both from Barking.
The third attacker has yet to be named.
A total of 12 people were arrested during a police raid in Barking but police have since confirmed they have all been released without charge.
So far two people who were killed in the