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MCB condemns Finsbury Park terror attack

Monday 19-06-2017 - 09:49 AM
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London - The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) denounced the Finsbury Park Mosque that took place north London and left at least one man dead and several injured in the early hours of Monday morning.
MCB detailed that the incident took place outside the Muslim Welfare House on Seven Sisters Road, where a white man in a van “intentionally ploughed into a group of worshippers.”
“During the night, ordinary British citizens were set upon while they were going about their lives, completing their night worship,” said Harun Khan, MCB Secretary General.
“My prayers are with the victims and their families,” he said. 

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Khan added that the perpetrator may be motivated by Islamophobia, according to eye witness accounts.
He urged British authorities to increase security outside mosques as a matter of urgency, as many Muslims are going to local mosques with the approach of the end of the holy month of Ramadan and the celebration of Eid.
Khan added he understands that many people will feel terrorized and they are undoubtedly angry and saddened due to this incident. However, he urged people to be calm, as the investigation establishes the full facts on the circumstances of the attack. 
“In these last days of Ramadan, pray for those affected and for justice,” Khan added. 

British PM Theresa
British PM Theresa May
The Metropolitan Police said in a statement that the 48-year-old driver of the van was caught by members of public at the scene and then arrested by police, adding that the investigation into the circumstances of this incident is ongoing.
British Prime Minister Theresa May described this incident as “terrible.”
 “All my thoughts are with those who have been injured, their loved ones, and the emergency services on the scene,” May said in an emailed statement.
There were several terror attacks in United Kingdom during the last two months that claimed the lives of many innocent people.

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The Islamic State terror organization (ISIS) claimed responsibility for some of these attacks.
In a similar attack this month, a van veered into pedestrians on London Bridge. There was also a knife attack in the nearby Borough Market area. The two attacks killed eight people and wounded many others, while the three perpetrators were killed by police.
In May, Manchester was also targeted, where a bomber killed more than 20 people and injured dozens at an Ariana Grande concert. ISIS claimed its responsibility for that attack.

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