7 still hospitalized after London mosque attack

Pauline Gross
June 20, 2017

Eyewitness Khalid Amin said that when people seized the driver, "he was shouting: "All Muslims, I want to kill all Muslims".

"I was on my bike and he just came up to me and said "in-bred".

The terrorist attack on a Finsbury Park mosque early Monday has led any number of right-wing media outlets to question how suspect Darren Osborne was radicalized.

"I have assured the leadership of the mosque and the Muslim welfare centre of our prayers and support", he said.

Police have said that it is believed the middle-aged man, who neighbors say recently separated from the mother of his children, acted alone, and there is no known link to any far-right organization.

One person died at the scene although it is not yet clear if this was the result of the attack.

'My son is no terrorist - he's just a man with problems and I don't know how to cope with all this.

Those atrocities have been widely condemned by the Muslim community in Britain who are horrified by these appalling attacks and simply wish to live in harmony with their neighbours.

People at the scene described how he allegedly shouted "I'm going to kill all Muslims" - I did my bit' after attacking the crowd gathered on the pavement.

British health authorities say seven of the people who were struck remain in hospital.

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan said: "All of these are attacks on our shared values of freedom, of tolerance and of respect... and terrorism is terrorism, whether someone's inspired by an Islamist narrative or other forms of "inspiration".

"All the victims were from the Muslim community and we will be deploying extra police patrols to reassure the public, especially those observing Ramadan", he added.

Mr Mahmoud also spoke about how he told the police to take the suspect.

However, as he tried to flee from the scene a group of men chased after him and were filmed pinning the suspect to the floor before dragging him along the road.

Images of the van showed it was rented from Pontyclun Van Hire in Pontyclun, near Cardiff.

Earlier, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said the incident was "quite clearly an attack on Muslims".

British Prime Minister Theresa May called it a "sickening" attack.

Regular customers at the pub near his home said that he was kicked out of the establishment on Saturday night because "he was cursing Muslims and saying he would do some damage".

"This was an attack on London and all Londoners".

Other reports by GizPress

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