When Muslims are attacked, Trump often slow to speak out

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People take part in a vigil at Finsbury Park in north London, where a vehicle struck pedestrians in north London Monday, June 19, 2017.

People take part in a vigil at Finsbury Park in north London, where a vehicle struck pedestrians in north London Monday, June 19, 2017. (Photo: AP)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has yet to condemn an attack on Muslim worshippers in London, the latest instance in which he has appeared slower to speak out about violence when Muslims are the victims.

Unlike with other recent incidents targeting civilians, there have been no early-morning Trump tweets voicing sympathy for the victims. The first White House voice to acknowledge the attack was Trump's daughter, Ivanka. She tweeted that she was "sending love and prayers" and that the U.S. "must stand united against hatred and extremism in all its ugly forms."

As president, Trump has taken steps to protect Muslims, including airstrikes against Syria's government after a chemical attack.

Still, Muslim groups say Trump reacts differently when Muslims are the perpetrators of attacks, instead of the targets.

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