LONDON – A Muslim man was killed and ten others have been injured after a van ploghed into a group of worshippers near a north London mosque in a terrorist attack targeting the British Muslim community.
The attack, deemed terrorist was condemned by PM Theresa May, who said the “hatred and evil” of the kind seen in the attack would never succeed.
The incident happened in the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s Islington North constituency. He released a statement on Twitter expressing his shock:
I’m totally shocked at the incident at Finsbury Park tonight. pic.twitter.com/1ffKijNs73
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) June 19, 2017
London’s Muslim mayor, Sadiq Khan, condemned the incident as a “horrific terrorist attack on innocent people.”
— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) June 19, 2017
Meanwhile, the Muslim Council of Britain described the incident as “the most violent manifestation of Islamophobia in Britain in recent months.” They referred to the perpetrator as a “white man” while calling for extra security at places of worship.
— MCB (@MuslimCouncil) June 19, 2017
Messages of support came pouring in
Sending love to those who are affected by the london mosque van attack❤️ #londonmosqueattack
— Wing Y Li??(Viola) (@lwyviola24601) June 19, 2017
Thoughts go out to those poor people in London, attacking people coming out of a mosque for what praying ffs ?
— Eileen (@Eileen43Eileen) June 19, 2017
Muslims in London are being targeted by people after leaving the mosque during #Ramadan. Prayers ????. Terrorism comes in many forms.
— Simar (@sahluwal) June 19, 2017
A Muslim teen girl was beaten to death in VA after leaving her mosque. In London, man drove into a mosque. Tell me Islamophobia isn’t real.
— sarah amy harvard (@amyharvard_) June 19, 2017
God have mercy. This is horrible. Prayers for all harmed and may the culprits be caught quickly. https://t.co/RFpH9ozFot
— Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@MuslimIQ) June 19, 2017