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British Politicians condemn Finsbury Park terror attack

Monday 19-06-2017 - 11:58 AM
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London - Politicians and religious leaders around the world condemned the terror attack that targeted Muslim worshippers near Finsbury Park Mosque; including British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was among those to speak out, after it occurred in his own parliamentary constituency of Islington North.
He wrote on Twitter: 'I am totally shocked by the incident in Finsbury Park tonight. 
'I've been in touch with the mosques, police and Islington Council regarding the incident. My thoughts are with those and the community affected by this awful event.'
One man has died and eight people have been taken to hospital after a van was driven into pedestrians near a north London mosque.
Photo Credit: Twitter
Photo Credit: Twitter
Sadiq Khan, mayor of London, slammed what the 'deliberate' attack but urged his citizens to remain vigilant. 
'We don't know the details, but this was clearly a deliberate attack on innocent Londoners, many of whom were finishing prayers during the holy month of Ramadan,' he said.
'While this appears to be an attack on a particular community, like the terrible attacks in Manchester, Westminster and London Bridge it is also an assault on all our shared values of tolerance, freedom, and respect.'
The van driver, described by eyewitnesses as a large white man, was detained by members of the public after the attack in Seven Sisters Road at 12.20am on Monday.
One witness described being surrounded by bodies in the wake of the attack outside the Muslim Welfare House, close to Finsbury Park mosque. 

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