Published: Tue, June 20, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Muslim scholars condemn London terror attack

And eight people were killed June 3, when a van drove into pedestrians on London Bridge before three attackers stabbed victims at nearby Borough Market.

A man, who had earlier suffered a heart attack, died at the scene but it was not clear if his death was connected to the van attack.

Police are carrying out searches at an address in the Cardiff area.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May was heckled by protesters as she left a North London mosque on Monday.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, national counter-terrorism coordinator, said the victims were all from the Muslim community.

London police have declared the crash a major incident and closed the area to normal traffic.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said that there has been a 40% surge in Islamophobic incidents following attacks in London and Manchester during the electoral campaign.

Condemning the incident, Prime Minister Theresa May said: "This is a awful incident", adding, "All my thoughts are with those who have been injured, their loved ones, and the emergency services on the scene".

Police arrested Osborne on suspicion of commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism including murder as well as attempted murder after a vehicle ploughed into a crowd of pedestrians near a north London mosque.

"An attack on one faith is an attack on all faiths, it seems to me", said Reverend Adrian Newman, Bishop of Stepney, according to The Telegraph.

London police chief Cressida Dick described it as "quite clearly an attack on Muslims".

At least 11 people were injured in the attack which took place on Seven Sisters Road in Finsbury Park. People surrounded the driver and witnesses said the outraged crowd began attacking him. The man was held until police arrived and Sky News reports that it was the mosque's imam who prevented some in the tense and angry crowd from beating the man.

"This was a horrific attack on innocent people going about their daily lives, many of them worshippers leaving evening prayers".

Police have said hate crimes rose after the London Bridge attack and more officers would be deployed to provide reassurance to mosques.

"Everyone was shouting 'a van's hit people, '" one eyewitness told the BBC.

Frank reports that Muna Mohamed said one of her relatives suffered a broken back in Monday's attack and is in critical condition.

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