Suspect Named In Van Attack On Worshippers Leaving London Mosque

It was the third major incident in the capital this month, after the London Bridge attack and last week’s devastating fire in the Grenfell Tower block, in which 79 people are thought to have died.

In a “Letter to America” in 2002, Osama Bin Laden lists United States support of Israel and other “atrocities” or “attacks” against Muslims worldwide among the reasons for 9/11.

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“It 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 after prayers”. A lot of worshippers had gathered at the mosque the previous night for offering Ramadan prayers.

Scotland Yard said they had arrested a 48-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder. “I don’t want to give people – people like the attacker – the satisfaction”.

May attempted to counter that feeling in her speech, declaring that police arrived at the scene within one minute, and that it was classified as a possible terror attack in eight minutes.

Basu thanked those who detained the driver, adding: “Their restraint in the circumstances was commendable”.

As president, Trump has taken steps to protect Muslims from violence, including cruise missile strikes against Syria’s military after blaming it for a chemical attack that killed dozens of civilians.

– One man pronounced dead at scene, police say.

Locals pounced on the driver and two or three men pinned him down, then others waded in, trying to punch and kick him. The police said all were Muslims.

“We are devastated for the families, our hearts go out to the people who have been injured”.

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It was just after midnight on Monday when a van mounted the sidewalk and plowed through a crowd of worshippers walking home from mosques in Finsbury Park following Ramadan prayers.

London police closed the area to normal traffic.

Police searched a residential address in Pentwyn, where Osborne is listed as living, in connection with the attack. One witness told CNN that three people were in the van.

“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”. His attack killed five people. The crowd was a cross-section of this diverse London area, which, despite ever-increasing gentrification, is home to a wide array of nationalities and backgrounds.

The Muslim Council of Britain said Monday’s attack was the most violent manifestation of Islamophobia in Britain in recent months and called for extra security at places of worship.

In a statement issued around six hours after the incident, the Finsbury Park Mosque condemned the “heinous terrorist attack” and said: “We are extremely unhappy with the mainstream media not reporting this as a terrorist attack, whereas they are very swift in describing attacks involving individuals professing to be Muslims and acting in the name of Islam”.