International Union of Muslim Scholars on Tuesday condemned a deadly terror attack outside a mosque in London that killed one person and injured at least 10 others.
"We all have harmony in this area, and these people try to divide us, but we tell them that "We will not let you do that".
Mohammed Mahmoud, of the Muslim Welfare House, said the group gathered around a man later identified by British media as 47-year-old Darren Osborne after he careened into a crowd of people who had just finished Ramadan prayers.
Witnesses described hearing the van driver, who was detained by members of the public at the scene, shout: 'I'm going to kill Muslims'.
The driver was later arrested on suspicion of "the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism including murder and attempted murder", the police said.
Police have confirmed they are carrying out a search at "residential address in the Cardiff area".
A vigil held outside Finsbury Park Mosque, just a stone's throw from the place where the incident unfolded at around 12.20am, saw the surrounding streets on Monday evening engulfed by people wishing to show their support.
BuzzFeed's James Ball was told by a witness, Abdulrahman Aloudi, that the attacker yelled "kill me, kill me, I want to kill all Muslims".
The Internet Is Scolding Lucy Hale for Calling Herself "Fat"
And it seems that even the lovely Lucy herself has acknowledged the power of her comments and has taken to Twitter to apologise. It apparently got to be too much for Lucy, who turned off the comments section entirely for the post.
Eleven people were hurt, all Muslims, with nine requiring hospital treatment.
Locals pinned down the driver and the imam of the Muslim Welfare House stepped in to stop him receiving a mob beating.
A spokesman said police investigations were continuing to "establish whether there is any link between his death and the attack".
"We treat this as a terrorist attack and we in the Met are as shocked as anybody in this local community or across the country at what has happened".
A man was arrested after "intentionally" driving a vehicle into several pedestrians near a mosque in London on Sunday. They also expressed frustration that attacks on the Muslim community have received little coverage or sympathy.
May chaired a meeting in London of the national emergency committee, known as Cobra, to discuss the latest incident.
Last month, a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a pop concert in Britain's third city of Manchester, killing 22 people, many of them children.