Ten people – all Muslims – were injured in the 12.20am attack near Finsbury Park mosque, while the elderly man who had collapsed died at the scene.
Monday morning, the Muslim Welfare House headlined its website with this message: “All of us at Muslim Welfare House sends our thoughts and prayers to the victims and those injured in the major incident at Finsbury Park”.
The suspect remains in custody at a London police station.
Scotland Yard said he was arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism including murder and attempted murder.
The terror probe led investigators to the Welsh capital Cardiff, where they searched a property said by media to be the home of Darren Osborne.
London police chief Cressida Dick said the incident was “quite clearly an attack on Muslims” and promised a stepped-up police presence near mosques as the holy month of Ramadan draws to a close.
Witnesses at the scene described it as a deliberate attack and senior officers said it was being treated as a “terrorist incident”.
The suspect was then held peacefully until being taken away by police.
In the tense moments after the attack, some pedestrians pushed the 48-year-old suspect to the ground, The Guardian reported, and Mahmoud, an imam from the Muslim Welfare House, pleaded for calm.
“Such incidents, which strike at Muslims and undermine the human values which ensure peaceful cohabitation must be prevented in future, irrespective of faith or nationality”, it said, offering “the most honest condolences to the victim’s families for this violent and distressing incident”.
How did Muslim groups react? .
Earlier this month on London Bridge, Islamic extremists used a vehicle and then knives to kill eight people and wound many others on the bridge and in the popular nearby Borough Market area. The incident occurred at 12:20 a.m. June 19.
“We call on western nations to adopt all the necessary measures to halt the phenomenon of Islamophobia”.
As a Muslim, she said attacks like the one in London can create fear within the Muslim community in Windsor.
May condemned the assault as “sickening”, saying Britain’s determination to fight “terrorism, extremism and hatred. must be the same, whoever is responsible”. British Prime Minister Theresa May visited the mosque Monday and met with religious leaders from multiple backgrounds.
Mayor Sadiq Khan, London’s first Muslim mayor, implored the city’s residents to show solidarity.