Barnet’s Chief Superintendent Adrian Usher said: "I have spoken to community leaders and assured them that a thorough investigation is being conducted.
"The safety of our communities is always our priority and we are consulting widely, offering our support and reassurance. All communities can be confident that they have our support and I can be contacted personally to answer their concerns."The usual platitudes and the often-employed language of division, I see.
'Communities' plural? Why not 'community'? Aren't we all British?
He added: "I have been astonished by the calm resolve that community leaders have displayed. Despite such a blow to the community, their focus has been on moving forward and how best they can bring the community together in a positive way."Err, hang on! Why would you be astonished? Aren't the police and other state bodies always telling us that Islam is 'a Religion of Peace'?
So, being astonished by this is like being astonished that water is wet, or the sky is blue.