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Ivanka Trump Reacts To London Attack, Calls For Unity

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Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter

Ivanka Trump reacted Monday to the Sunday night attack in London where a van plowed through pedestrians outside Finsbury Park mosque, leaving one person dead and almost a dozen others injured.

“Sending love and prayers to the victims in #FinsburyPark London,” the first daughter tweeted. “We must stand united against hatred and extremism in all its ugly forms.” (RELATED: PHOTOS: The Outfit Ivanka Trump Wore To Wisconsin Caught Everyone’s Eye For A Reason)

Canadian Minister for Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, Daughter of U.S. President Ivanka Trump, Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund and German Chancellor Angela Merkel attend the W20 Summit under the motto "Inspiring women: scaling up women's entrepreneurship" in Berlin, Germany, April 25, 2017. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

Canadian Minister for Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, Daughter of U.S. President Ivanka Trump, Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund and German Chancellor Angela Merkel attend the W20 Summit under the motto “Inspiring women: scaling up women’s entrepreneurship” in Berlin, Germany, April 25, 2017. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

Trump then tweeted a link to an excerpt on her Facebook quoting from the forward of “The Alchemist” by Paul Coelho.

 

“When I read about clashes around the world — political clashes, economic clashes, cultural clashes — I am reminded that it is within our power to build a bridge to be crossed,” Trump quoted. “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,” she added. “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. — Paulo Coelho, Forward to ‘The Alchemist,’ 2014.”