FINSBURY Park terrorist attack: ‘It’s a shame they don’t hire out steam rollers or tanks, could have done a tidy job then.’

World Refugee Day: ‘If Germany had won WWII, I wonder how long it would have taken the SS and Gestapo to get rid of the Muslim vermin? NOT LONG!’

The murder of a Muslim teenager: ‘She had it coming. Good muzzie = dead.’

Syrian refugee dies in Grenfell Tower fire: ‘One refugee down, millions to go.’

Muslim councillor urges his community to report potential terrorists: ‘Muslim wan*er, send them all back, all they are is trouble! Go and bomb each other in your own country.’

These are genuine comments gathered online in the wake of recent incidents, comments that represent the tip of the iceberg in terms of the anti-Muslim, anti-refugee sentiment that is growing at an alarming rate.

It is difficult to articulate just how strongly I condemn such statements and the staggering hypocrisy and hatred they represent.

In many such cases, those espousing such inhumane views are the same individuals who would decry the horrendous acts of extremism linked to a distortion of the Islamic faith, those who rail understandably against the death of innocents in senseless terror attacks.

Until those innocents are Muslim or migrant, at which point such speakers – still in the minority but growing in influence –align themselves with the very values they claim to oppose and adopt a hateful and damaging rhetoric they rightfully abhor in others.

As they protest controversial Quran passages on the grounds that they could be interpreted to incite violence, they celebrate an appallingly misdirected ‘eye for an eye’ Biblical reaction to terror.

As they reject obscene celebrations of death and destruction from supporters of ISIS and their ilk, they in turn celebrate and mock the loss of innocent lives.

Recent reports state that more than 100 mosques have been targeted and attacked in the UK since 2013, that anti-Muslim hate crimes increased by 500 per cent since the Manchester Arena bombing in May, that since the London Bridge attacks in June, authorities have received 50 reports a day.

Just this week, a man – reportedly inspired by a hatred of Muslims – felt justified in driving a van into worshippers outside a mosque.

These acts are rooted in a kind of extremism that is creating a culture indelibly marked by innocent lives needlessly lost or damaged beyond repair.

Such incidents attack a community that is already hurting, with those responsible using the acts of a minority of extremists as an excuse to target innocent Muslims, contributing to building the kind of divisive society terrorism cannot achieve alone.

The extremist factions of the far-right can all too often echo in strategy and sentiment the hate-driven agenda of those they stand against and should be resisted equally as vehemently, treated equally as seriously.

Every terror attack linked to a warped view of Islam has been followed by demands on the Muslim community to condemn those responsible, to do more to tackle extremism. It is only right that we all do the same, wherever it manifests.