"Suicide attacks are not allowed in Islam," the scholar, Tahir ul-Qadri, declared via videoconference. "These actions are un-Islamic. . . . The slaughter of human beings in any religion or country, and terrorism in all its manifestations, are totally in contradiction with the teachings of Islam."
The UK's Muslim community must help London's police in the fight against terrorism, the Met Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair has said.
Speaking at a the Minhaj-ul-Quran Mosque in Forest Gate, East London, he appealed to worshippers: "I need you".