London terror incidents: Mayor Sadiq Khan condemns ‘deliberate and cowardly’ attack

Khan, who was elected as London's first Muslim mayor in 2016, asked all Londoners to remain calm and vigilant. "The Metropolitan Police are responding to the horrific terrorist attack at London Bridge and Borough Market. My thoughts are with everyone affected"

By: Express Web Desk | London | Updated: June 4, 2017 8:14 am
london attack, london terror attack, sadiq khan, london attack sadiq khan London attack: Police attend to an incident on London Bridge in London, Britain. (Source: Reuters)

Condemning the attack on London bridge where a white van rammed into pedestrians near London Bridge, knocking over several people on Saturday, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said it was a “deliberate and cowardly attack”. “We don’t yet know the full details, but this was a deliberate and cowardly attack on innocent Londoners and visitors to our city enjoying their Saturday night,” he said. Condemning the incident in the strongest of terms, Khan also said that there was “no justification whatsoever for such barbaric acts.”

He also confirmed that the government would convene an emergency Cobra meeting on Sunday. In the past, the emergency security Cabinet known as Cobra has been convened after major incidents. “I am in close contact with the Met Commissioner and senior officers and am being kept updated on all developments. I will be attending the government’s emergency Cobra meeting later this morning” he said in his statement on Facebeook.

Khan, who was elected as London’s first Muslim mayor in 2016, asked all Londoners to remain calm and vigilant. “The Metropolitan Police are responding to the horrific terrorist attack at London Bridge and Borough Market. My thoughts are with everyone affected, and I’d like to thank the brave men and women of our emergency services who were first on the scene and will be working throughout the night.”

“London Bridge Station is closed and we are asking people to avoid the area. The situation is still unfolding and I would ask all Londoners and visitors to our city to remain calm and vigilant. Please report anything suspicious to the police, but only call 999 in an emergency.”

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    mtv
    Jun 4, 2017 at 1:52 pm
    That is fine. London Mayor should also advise the world how to separate terrorists from well meaning Muslims as other ordinary citizens and Govts. can not figure out that. I think the solution has to come from Muslim community themselves for their own good and the god of world at large. Otherwise, you cannot criticize the likes of Trump, Modi, Putin etc.
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      chitta
      Jun 4, 2017 at 12:43 pm
      Mayor Sadiq Khan is a true Muslim. He will become London president
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        mimi sur
        Jun 4, 2017 at 12:24 pm
        This Muslim mayor should resign from moral point of view as he always defended his evil ideologies. People select a Muslim and Muslims are kil no Muslims. What a cursed day that was when Mohammed was born.
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          indian man
          Jun 4, 2017 at 11:45 am
          Banning of Islam is not the solution. Real culprit is Quran. After reading Quran, a normal person becomes terrorist. So World must ban Quran. All terrorists problems will be solved.
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            Hedonist
            Jun 4, 2017 at 10:10 am
            Londoners have done a grave mistake by electing a Porki migrant as a mayor. Now terrorists are a having a free run under Sadiq Khan tutledge.
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              chitta
              Jun 4, 2017 at 9:49 am
              Ramazan is a Holy month and biggest festival of India. Just pray to Allah for peace and prosperity.
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                Lalit Sagar
                Jun 4, 2017 at 10:00 am
                These muezzes and their faith are the biggest curse on human race.
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                chitta
                Jun 4, 2017 at 9:47 am
                Terrorist does not belong to anyreligion. They can be Hindu, christian or other. So stop blaming Islam and Muslims.
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                  Lalit Sagar
                  Jun 4, 2017 at 10:02 am
                  The terrorists only belong to one religion of yours. They should be sent to their maker asap.
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                    chitta
                    Jun 4, 2017 at 11:43 am
                    When Donal Trump, the most powerful person has not been able to ban Islam, then who are you.?? Majority is more powerful than weapons. One day you Hindu will have to find a place elsewhere.
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                  l s
                  Jun 4, 2017 at 9:34 am
                  The time has come to throw out this community from each and every nation. Their elders and wise do not set right the wrong doings going on within their community. They should be packed off to their own community nations and not allowed in other countries. Then only peace will return and other nations will be safe. Even visits should be strictly allowed.
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                    chitta
                    Jun 4, 2017 at 9:53 am
                    Yes throw Muslims from every nation and send them to Moon. One day Muslim will rule world.
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                      Lalit Sagar
                      Jun 4, 2017 at 10:05 am
                      The dogs like Hafiz Saeed follow your faith of evil. Muhammad, the scoundrel and paeodophile was the originator of this caveman's faith, what more can you say.
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                        Hedonist
                        Jun 4, 2017 at 10:10 am
                        When will that one day come ?
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