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London Mosque Attack: Suspect arrested on suspicion of terror offenses, officials say

London Mosque Attack: Suspect arrested on suspicion of terror offenses, officials say”

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said it was a "horrific terrorist attack on innocent people". Follows a pattern of early silence on violence v muslims.

Another witness, who wanted to be identified as Abdulrahman, which is not his real name, told the Press Association: "I managed to get the driver of the van".

Halfway through the video the first police responders arrive.

London Ambulance Service said that paramedics were also at the scene.

Standing on the steps of Downing Street she added that the incident, which targeted worshippers leaving mosques after breaking their Ramadan fast, was "every bit as sickening as those which have come before".

The Muslim community has appealed for calm, saying decades has been spent creating a peaceful and tolerant environment in Finsbury Park. Early police caution about declaring the incident to be terrorist-related was interpreted by the community as discriminatory.

A 48-year-old man was arrested, police said.

"We have been informed that a van has run over worshippers as they left #FinsburyPark Mosque", the Muslim Council of Britain said on Twitter.

BuzzFeed's James Ball was told by a witness, Abdulrahman Aloudi, that the attacker yelled "kill me, kill me, I want to kill all Muslims".

London police have declared the crash a major incident and closed the area to normal traffic.

The Metropolitan's Commissioner, Cressida Dick, said, "London has woken up to the news of another appalling attack on our city".

"We continue to urge the public to be vigilant and to report any suspicious activity to the police by calling 0800 789 321 in confidence, or 999 in an emergency".

Monday's attack is the fourth terror attack in the United Kingdom in four months, after incidents in Westminster, Manchester and on London Bridge.

Muslims pray on a sidewalk in the Finsbury Park area of north London after a vehichle hit pedestrians, June 19, 2017.

It is located a short walk away from Emirates Stadium, home of the Arsenal football club in north London. "It seeks to drive us apart and to break the precious bonds of solidarity and citizenship that we share in this country", she said.

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

Manchester was also hit on May 22 when a suicide bomber killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert.

The author's commentary had a common theme: To her, there is a notable double standard of how people react to terror attacks carried out by Muslims as opposed to those of another religion.



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