Finsbury Park terror attack victim doesn't remember anything about what happened

Modesto Morganelli
Giugno 20, 2017

A 48-year-old male suspect was arrested at the scene, according to London Metropolitan police, who said the investigation into the incident was ongoing.

She was speaking after a van ploughed into worshippers outside a London mosque after Ramadan prayers on Monday (19 June).

Ali Habib, a 23-year-old student, said residents were upset that Monday's attack wasn't portrayed in the same light as other attacks across Britain.

The family of the man suspected of deliberately driving a van into a crowd of worshippers outside a mosque says "their hearts go out to the injured".

Mohmoud insisted that the Muslim community in Finsbury Park is mild-mannered, calm and are not associated with violence and added that their mosques are incredibly peaceful - so much so that people were praying for the victims of the attack, and ignited Mohmoud's strong hope that the people's unity to fight against extremism never falters.

Here's everything we know about the attack so far.

Prime Minister Theresa May released a statement outside of Downing Street saying the attack was "a reminder that terrorism, extremism, and hatred take many forms; and our determination to tackle them must be the same whoever is responsible". He was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Mrs May said extra police resources would be deployed to provide reassurance after the attack. Bystanders detained him and handed him over to the police when they arrived at the scene.

I think it's significant that they had the reputation historically of being one of the most militant mosques in London.

In that incident, three men slammed a van into pedestrians before embarking on a stabbing spree-an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

Details about the assailant were sketchy, but the assault — the most dramatic against Muslims in London in recent years — suggested a new, unsafe level of polarization in British society.

The van swerved toward the people outside the Finsbury Park Mosque in north London just as they began to assist the man, who had collapsed.

The man said: 'I have been living in London now nearly eight years - it is a good place, a safe place, but after what happened it doesn't seem to be as we thought it was'.

"This was an attack on Muslims near their place of worship", May said in a televised address.

Ms Sharazi said she believed the comment was not meant with ill intent and was the first conflict they had encountered with their neighbour.

"He has been so normal", she said. "So we pushed people away from him until he was safely taken by police into custody and put into the back of the van". We looked out and saw two bodies on the ground.

Harun Khan, secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain said that over the past weeks and months, Muslims have endured many incidents of Islamophobia, and this is the most violent manifestation to date.

A suicide bombing at a pop concert in Manchester, northern England, in May also killed 22 people, while in March, a man drove a rented auto into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in London and stabbed a policeman to death before being shot dead.

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

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