In recent weeks, a series of horrific acid attacks in East London have left many of the city's Muslim residents in a state of panic. 

The most recent attack targeted Resham Khan, a 21-year-old Muslim, and her cousin Jameel Muhktar, The Independent reported. 

According to the British newspaper, both Khan and Muhktar suffered devastating injuries "when an attacker squirted acid through their car window in Newham, east London, on 21 June." 

Police have since classified the attack as a hate crime. 

This came after "posts expressing sympathy for the far-right were allegedly found on the Facebook page of John Tomlin, 24, who is being sought for questioning in relation to the incident," The Independent wrote. 

Even though the attack on Khan and Muhktar is the only acid attack currently being treated as a hate crime by police, hundreds on social media are now sharing stories of other attacks targeting Muslims across the city. 

We spoke to a few Muslim Londoners and here's what they told us. 

"I am living in a constant state of panic"

As hundreds of messages warning Muslim Londoners of acid attacks make their way to social media, many members of the community are now living in a state of fear.   

These include 25-year-old Amena, a documentary filmmaker who was born and raised in the city. 

"I've seen a couple of tweets circulating online warning us of acid attacks and I am just in total shock," she told StepFeed. 

"I am living in a constant state of panic now, worrying about family and friends, because this could affect anyone, at any time, no matter where they are around the city and regardless of what they're doing," she added. 

"To attack someone because they practice a specific religion is absolutely disgusting, it's just inexplicable. We're hoping that if the propagators of these attacks are caught and brought to justice it'll deter others from launching similar attacks - that's all we can hope for at this point," she said. 

"How could any human being hurt someone like that? It's beyond me"

"When I heard of the attack on Resham and her cousin I just couldn't believe what I was hearing," 24-year-old Suha told us.  

"Then when I saw the video of the victims and heard their words, I just completely broke down ... how could any human being hurt someone like that? It's beyond me," she added. 

"People have been sharing leaflets and flyers on how individuals can protect themselves against acid attacks in London and the threat level is worrying." 

When asked if she feels targeted in any way for being Muslim, Suha said: 

"This city is one of the most diverse places on earth and throughout my years living here I've never been targeted for practicing my religion. However, given that the most recent attacks have mainly affected Muslims, I do understand why so many in the community have concerns now." 

Even though Suha understands these fears, she also said that people should avoid generalizations at this point in time. 

"I've heard of so many acid attacks where victims weren't Muslim, this is why I believe that we cannot generalize at this point. Regardless of our backgrounds, I think that as people of this city, we have to collectively stand united against all forms of hate, racism and Islamophobia." 

"These are attacks against humanity"

Speaking to StepFeed, Ahmed, a 34-year-old medical resident and Londoner, said:  

"I've lived here for over ten years and I've never felt this unsafe. With the recent attacks outside mosques and everything circulating on social media, there's an obvious state of panic spreading among many in our community and it's just heartbreaking to see that." 

"These aren't attacks against Muslims, these are attacks against humanity," he added. 

"I came here because this is an inclusive, diverse and cosmopolitan city, and its people and communities have never failed to reflect that," he said.  

"Time and again, after every crisis, we've all come together and this is what honestly gives me and so many other people hope because it reminds us all of what London is all about," he explained.