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

US Condemns Yesterday's Attack in London Whilst Trump Remains Silent

US Condemns Yesterday's Attack in London Whilst Trump Remains Silent

He was later arrested on suspicion of "the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism including murder and attempted murder", the police said.

A vehicle struck pedestrians outside a mosque in north London early Monday morning, causing several casualties, police said. The incident, which took place almost a year to the day after British Labour Party politician Jo Cox was murdered by a far-right extremist, is the fourth fatal terrorist attack on United Kingdom soil this year.

Another week, another tragic incident for London after a van drove into innocent people in Finsbury Park.

The US government and Ivanka Trump on Monday expressed sympathy with worshippers attacked while leaving a London mosque but the president himself so far has remained silent. One man who was receiving first aid at the time of the attack died; it's unclear if his death was a result of the attack or from a previous condition. Police haven't yet identified the suspect. "He did what he did deliberately to hit and kill as many Muslims as possible, so he is a terrorist". "Whenever there's a major terrorism incident there's a big sharp rise in anti-Muslim hate that's reported to us", he says.

Earlier this month, a van veered into pedestrians on London Bridge, setting off vehicle and knife attacks that killed eight people and wounded many others on the bridge and in the nearby Borough Market area.

A police officer carries flowers to leave alongside of messages near to where a van was driven at muslims in Finsbury Park, North London, Britain, June 19, 2017.

Other witnesses on scene corroborated the story that the man got out of the van and shouted, "I want to kill Muslims" before onlookers surrounded and detained him until authorities arrived.

Nine people were hospitalized after the attack and one person has since been discharged.

Mr Kozbar said: "These people, these extremists, their aim is to divide our communities, is to spread hatred, fear and division among our communities".

"It appears that a white man in a van intentionally ploughed into a group of worshippers who were already tending to someone who had been taken ill", the council said in a statement. "We'd say hello everyday when dropping the kids off at school and he never had a problem with me at all". It has not been associated with radical views for more than a decade. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, who represents the area, uses the mosque as a place to meet with residents. She said on Saturday the response to the fire had been "not good enough".

"All my thoughts are with the victims, their families and the emergency services on the scene", she said.

"When I looked back, I thought it was a auto accident, but people were shouting, screaming and I realised this was a man choosing to terrorise people who are praying", he told Reuters.

Trump was visiting the West Bank in May at the time of another attack claimed by IS: a suicide bombing at a concert in Manchester.

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