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More than 130 imams refuse to perform London attackers’ funeral prayer

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More than 130 imams and religious leaders issued a statement on social media on Monday declaring their refusal to perform the traditional Islamic prayers for the London attackers and are calling on others to do the same.

Abdullah Hasan of Imams against Domestic Abuse posted the statement on Facebook.

The move has been described as “unprecedented” and reflects the “shock and utter disgust at these cold-blooded murders,” the Imam said.

Seven victims were killed and 45 were injured when the three attackers ran over pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed people in the nearby Borough Market Area.

British police named Khuram Butt and Rachid Redouane as two of three London attackers. The third attacker has been identified, but his name has not been publicly released.