– Eight other people were taken to hospital.
“The government and media always say it is Muslims Muslims Muslims when terror attacks happen, so people will end up hating Muslims”, a man, who identified himself only as Mohammed, said.
When several angry witnesses attempted to beat up the 47-year-old attacker who plowed his vehicle into a group of worshipers outside the Finsbury Park Mosque, an imam stepped in to prevent the man from being harmed, shouting, “No one touch him – no one!” Ten people have been injured.
The attack unfolded as an elderly man was receiving first aid from members of the public, He later died, though it is not yet clear whether his death was linked to the attack, said Neil Basu, the police senior national counter-terror coordinator.
The driver, a clean-shaven white man with curly hair, reportedly screamed, “I want to kill all Muslims” before bystanders wrestled him to the ground and started kicking him.
Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Nick Bailey, of Cheshire Constabulary, said: “It is with sadness that another terrible attack has taken place in London“.
In the past three months, mosques across Britain have reported several attacks against worshippers and places of worship. Eight have been hospitalized. Witnesses said that Osborne yelled “I’m going to kill all Muslims” before his arrest.
The man arrested after a terror attack at the Muslim Welfare House in Seven Sisters Road is believed to be a father-of-four from Weston-super-Mare.
London police, already stretched by a series of major incidents around the capital, are putting more officers on the street to reassure the public after a driver plowed into a crowd of people leaving a mosque early Monday.
“Police say incident has all the “hallmarks” of a terrorist” incident.
Abdikadir Warfa said the van turned into an alleyway and hit a number of people before coming to a stop.
Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, commented, “While this appears to be an attack on a particular community, like the awful attacks in Manchester, Westminster and London Bridge, it is also an assault on all our shared values of tolerance, freedom and respect”.
May, who was heavily criticised for failing to meet survivors of a devastating fire in a London tower block last week, visited Finsbury Park Mosque where she met local faith leaders. Two people were treated at the scene.