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Theresa May condemns ‘sickening terrorist attack on Muslims’

Darren Osborne of Cardiff allegedly drove a van into a crowd of pedestrians.Nine people were hospitalised after a white driver, who witnesses said shouted, “I want to kill all Muslims”, slammed into a crowd near a mosque in the Finsbury Park area of London.”While this appears to be an attack on a particular community, like the bad attacks in Manchester, Westminster and London Bridge, it is also an assault on all our shared values of tolerance, freedom and respect”, Khan said. Osborne, 47, a father of four from Cardiff, was arrested.Monday’s incident is the latest in a series of terror attacks to have hit the United Kingdom in recent months. The previous attacks had been blamed on Islamist extremists.Police said 10 people were injured in the attack, eight of whom were hospitalized.His mother Christine has spoken of her shock, and says she found out about her son’s arrest on TV. Police are also looking into a statement made by his family that he was “troubled for a long time”.Khadijeh Sherizi, who converted to Islam in 2003, said Osborne was usually polite and her children, who are Muslims, would play with his children most days.Speaking to Sky News, Mahmoud said: “My faith is an integral part of me and it dictates everything about my decision-making, but at the same time as a human I can’t allow another human to be harmed unnecessarily”.In a statement on behalf of his family, nephew Ellis Osborne said: “We are devastated for the families, our hearts go out to the people who have been injured”.His uncle was “not a racist”, he said, adding: “It’s madness”. “It’s madness. It is obviously sheer madness”.Both Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn were at the scene of Monday. Another vigil was planned for yesterday.The driver of the van has reportedly been arrested.A spokesman said police investigations were continuing to “establish whether there is any link between his death and the attack“.Mr Henry said the community was “absolutely shocked” and it was a mixed community where he had never seen any trouble. We will not let that happen’. “So we pushed people away from him until he was safely taken by police into custody and put into the back of the van”. Sharif “does not remember anything” of the attack and kept asking “what was wrong”.Rabbi Herschel Guck said the incident was an attack on “every single Muslim in the UK” but also “every single citizen in Great Britain because we are one nation”.Witnesses on scene say he was blowing kisses and laughing at those standing outside of the van.On June 3, three men had driven a van into pedestrians before embarking on a stabbing spree.