However, the Muslim Association of Britain's Azzam Tamimi said: "It doesn't matter whether he (Mr Menezes) is a Muslim or not, he is a human being. It is human lives that are being targeted - whether by terrorists or, as in this case, by the people who are supposed to be catching the terrorists."
"I just cannot imagine how someone pinned to the ground can be a source of danger." [Really, you can't? Let's say the detonator is in his right hand which isn't secured by an officer ... or is it in his left hand? That wasn't too hard to imagine.]
Sir Iqbal Sacranie, of the Muslim Council of Britain, said: "It's vital that the upmost care is taken to ensure that innocent people are not killed." [Sounds like a good idea, so be quiet when the police and intelligence services get a bit more oppressive in your neighborhood.]
And Massoud Shadjareh, chairman of the Islamic Human Rights Commission, called for a public inquiry, adding: "You can't even put someone in prison on suspicion, how can you kill them like that?" [Oh, shut up! It's your religion that's causing all this!]