Once again innocent civilians have been brutally murdered, this time in Paris. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims. Nothing can justify these brutal acts of terror regardless of in whose name they are committed. They are a direct attack on all faith and humanitarian values. We must all be vigilant and not allow these abhorrent acts to lead to hatred, reprisal attacks on innocent Muslims and division in our communities. That is what the terrorists want.

> Muslim Council of Britain's Statement

> Tower Hamlets Interfaith Forum Statement