British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Thursday that the UK would never give into terror, after a soldier was hacked to death in London.
He described the street attack as “deeply shocking” following an emergency security meeting in Downing Street.
The two suspects reportedly converted to Islam from Christian immigrant backgrounds.
“This country will be absolutely resolute in its stand against violent extremism and terror. We will never give in to terror or terrorism in any of its forms,” said Cameron.
“Second, this view is shared by every community in our country. This was not just an attack on Britain and on the British way of life, it was also a betrayal of Islam and of the Muslim communities who give so much to our country.”
Both suspects in the attack, which happened in broad daylight on Wednesday afternoon, are in custody after being shot by police.