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Ivanka Trump calls for tolerance after latest London attack

'We must stand united'

(CNN) - Ivanka Trump called for building bridges with people of different faiths in the wake of the attack at a north London mosque.

At least one person was killed and 10 were injured in the latest terror attack to hit the UK this year.

"Sending love and prayers to the victims in #FinsburyPark London. We must stand united against hatred and extremism in all it's ugly forms," tweeted Trump, who is a top aide to her father, President Donald Trump.

She then followed with: "When I read about clashes around the world ... I am reminded it is within our power to build a bridge to be crossed," an excerpt from the forward to "The Alchemist."

"Even if my neighbor doesn't understand my religion or understand my politics, he can understand my story. If he can understand my story, then he's never too far from me. It is always within my power to build a bridge. There is always a chance for reconciliation, a chance that one day he and I will sit around a table together and put an end to our history of clashes. And on this day, he will tell me his story and I will tell him mine," she later posted on Facebook.

The White House on Monday also commented on the incident, which took place after evening Ramadan prayers had ended.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families," White House press secretary Sean Spicer said at an off-camera briefing at the White House.

President Donald Trump has yet to comment personally on the attack. His silence stands in stark contrast to his response to the London Bridge attack earlier this month, in which he immediately touted his travel ban after reports surfaced of the attack. He was later criticized after he launched a Twitter attack on London Mayor Sadiq Khan in the wake of that attack.

Spicer said Trump "has been made aware" of the attack in London and "is receiving consistent updates from his staff."

"His counterterrorism adviser and other senior White House staff track the situation and have been in contact with our British counterparts since it occurred," Spicer said in an off-camera briefing. "And we have made it very clear that we stand ready to provide and support or assistance that they need."


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