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London Mosque Attack: Suspect identified as Darren Osborne

20 Juin 2017

Police said in a statement there were "a number of casualties", adding that they were called to reports of "a vehicle in collision with pedestrians" at 00:20 am.

Witnesses reported seeing one man giving CPR to a victim in the street, while another man's head injury was treated with a makeshift dressing.

The imam of Muslim Welfare House - which is also a community centre - said a passing police van was flagged down after the attack.

Many at the mosque, and on social media, criticized the police and the media for what they saw as a too-slow decision to label the mosque attack as terror.

At the recent dinner, Bishop Hendrix says, there was a real determination on the part of Catholics and Muslims that such divisions should not prevail and that "we all stand together - they were very clear about that".

Witnesses described hearing the man, who was detained by members of the public at the scene, shout: "I'm going to kill Muslims".

The incident follows only weeks after three Islamic attackers drove a van into pedestrians onLondon Bridge and then went on a knife rampage through busy Borough Market, killing eight people.

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan said "terrorism is terrorism".

Labour leader Mr Corbyn, who is also the local MP for Islington North, was greeted with a warmer reception as he condemned the incident as "an attack on all of us".

The use of a vehicle to mow down pedestrians drew horrifying parallels with the London Bridge attack, when three men drove a van into pedestrians before embarking on a stabbing spree, as well as with another auto and knife rampage in Westminster in March.

British counter-terrorism officers have joined regular police to help investigate the incident, according to the Guardian.

The imam who protected the suspect in the Finsbury Park attack has spoken of how he and other worshippers did their best to "extinguish any flames of anger or mob rule". And the guy was shouting, basically he was saying, "it's our turn, this is for the people [that] you killed earlier".

British Prime Minister, Teresa May said she would chair an emergency response meeting later on Monday morning.

"We have been informed that a van has run over worshipers as they left #FinsburyPark Mosque", the Muslim Council of Britain tweeted early Monday.

London Mosque Attack: Suspect identified as Darren Osborne