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London officials vow to up protections for mosques after an overnight attack

London officials vow to up protections for mosques after an overnight attack

British Prime Minister Theresa May said police were investigating the incident as a terrorist attack.

Mamhoud was joined by several other bystanders who formed a protective ring around the suspect until police hustled him into the back of a van, the Evening Standard reported.

One man was pronounced dead at the scene and eight people were taken to hospital.

"Such incidents, which strike at Muslims and undermine the human values which ensure peaceful cohabitation must be prevented in future, irrespective of faith or nationality", it said, offering "the most honest condolences to the victim's families for this violent and distressing incident".

Britain has gotten nearly used to holding a moment of silence after a tragedy, he said, after four terrorist attacks in as many months. Police killed the three attackers.

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

A British-born suicide bomber who returned from Libya days earlier kills 22 people and injures dozens during an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena in northern England.

CNN national terror analyst Peter Bergen said the Finsbury Park neighborhood has a large Muslim population and the nearby mosque has a notorious reputation as a place where Islamist militants used to gather.

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The 91-year-old monarch said it is "difficult to escape a very somber mood" on what is normally a day of celebration. Londoners and others have also donated huge amounts of food, water and clothing, and shelter, to survivors.

How did Muslim groups react? .

It will assign more police in the London area. The mosque, which today operates largely as a community center, rose to worldwide notoriety in the early 2000s, due to its links with Egyptian-born radical cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri. Around 10% of the borough's population is Muslim.

Finsbury Park Mosque said it was a "callous terrorist attack" and noted it had occurred nearly exactly a year after a man obsessed with Nazis and extreme right-wing ideology murdered lawmaker Jo Cox, a former humanitarian aid worker.

May said she would chair an emergency security Cabinet session Monday. Vanzella said she went to the window and saw "loads of people gathering" in a corner across the road from her window.

Sarah Mushtaq has lived in Windsor for most of her life. "They were helping on the pavement and trying to help them to get to the scene".

March 22, 2017: A man drives his rented SUV into pedestrians at London's Westminster Bridge, killing four people, then stabs a police officer to death before officers shoot and kill him.

"People were shouting this is an act of terrorism, even though he's white", another witness, Hillary Briffa, said, referring to the man taken away be police.

Khan, who vowed "zero tolerance" for hate crimes, said "we will not allow these terrorists to succeed ... we will stay a strong city".


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