Terror attack near London mosque, one dead

Terror attack near London mosque, one dead

Terror attack near London mosque, one dead

In the aftermath of the attack, the Mayor of London urged victim of hate crime to report the incident to the police.

May said earlier she would chair an emergency security Cabinet session later Monday and that her thoughts were with the injured, their loved ones and emergency officials who responded to the incident.

Other witnesses told Sky television that the van had hit at least 10 people.

"We have a places of worship fund which we announced last summer, which is there to protect places of worship like mosques".

- Since then, the mosque has worked to turn its reputation around and now operates mostly as a community center.

After a 2003 raid by police investigating a ricin plot, the Finsbury Park Mosque was shut down - though Hamza had already been forced out by other members, and was reduced to addressing his followers in the street outside.

"The early assessment by the police is that the attacker acted alone".

An eyewitness described how the suspect screamed "I'm going to kill all Muslims" before he was tackled to the floor outside the Muslim Welfare House on Seven Sisters Road.

After the London Bridge attack, the mayor's office reported a 40 percent increase in racist incidents in the city and a fivefold increase in the number of anti-Muslim incidents.

With the spotlight on headlines, many were quick to call out what they felt was an apparent reluctance to call a spade a spade - or, in this case, a terrorist a terrorist. Police declared it a terrorist incident within eight minutes. One person was killed and 10 were hurt.

Locals then pounced on the driver and pinned him down while waiting for the police to arrive.

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Saadiq Mizou, a 35-year-old chef originally from Belgium, said he'd been outside the scene since 2 a.m. The man who died was receiving first aid before the incident, they said. These people are not lovable rogues, they're exactly the same kind of divisive terrorist-inspiring hatemongers as the Islamist hate preachers. "I came out. and started walking away when I heard screaming", he said. "No one! No one!"

Prime Minister Theresa May says the terror attack near a north London mosque is "every bit as sickening" as other recent ones to hit the UK.

She added: "This was an attack that once again targeted the ordinary and the innocent going about their daily lives? this time British Muslims as they left a Mosque having broken their fast and prayed together at this sacred time of year". He has been taken to hospital as a precaution and will be taken into custody once discharged.

"This was an attack on London and all Londoners", Basu said.

A man arrested over the Finsbury Park terror attack has been further arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism including murder and attempted murder, Scotland Yard has said.

The attack - the fourth terror assault to jolt Britain in four months - occurred just after midnight outside the Muslim Welfare House, which houses a mosque, on the Seven Sisters Road when some people were helping a man who had collapsed.

Britain's terrorist alert has been set at "severe" meaning an attack is highly likely.

"Eight people injured were taken to three separate hospitals; two people were treated at the scene for minor injuries".

Police said earlier that one person was arrested.

Supposedly, the man asked for the group to "kill" him and even goaded witnesses as he was being arrested by the police. She hailed the "bravery" of locals for detaining the driver at the scene in the north London district of Finsbury Park.

(AP Photo/Tim Ireland). A van is seen near Finsbury Park station after the vehicle struck pedestrians in north London, Monday June 19, 2017.

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