Dead, 8 Injured After Van Hits Pedestrians Outside London Mosque

“Malaysia hopes that the perpetrators will soon be brought to justice”, said the statement read.Police in London say a van collided with pedestrians outside a mosque late Sunday, killing one person and injuring 10 others.The attack took place after worshipers had finished prayers during the holy month of Ramadan.It also stated that the High Commission of Malaysia in London is in close contact with the local authorities and are now providing timely updates to the Malaysian community. The London Ambulance Service says the injured are being taken to hospitals. Khan also declared that British officials have “zero tolerance” for hate crimes. “I don’t think people understand how much these attacks affect all of us”.London’s Counter Terrorism Command is leading the investigation into the attack.It comes after a van ploughed into Muslims outside the Finsbury Park Mosque in the early hours of this morning.London Mayor Sadiq Khan, unlike London authorities, has referred to the incident as a “horrific terrorist attack”. One man died at the scene, but it was not immediately clear whether he was killed by the attacker’s actions or some other cause. But in retaliation for the recent attacks in London.Last night, a reportedly-48 year old white man plowed into a crowd near the Finsbury Park mosque in London.”Terrorists will not succeed in their attempts to divide us and make us live in fear”, she continued.Many at the mosque, and on social media, criticized the police and the media for what they saw as a too-slow decision to label the mosque attack as terror. Nearby, evening prayer services had just concluded at the larger Finsbury Park Mosque, which was associated with extremist ideology for several years after the 9/11 attacks. After those attacks, the mosque was shut down and reorganized and has not been associated with radical views for more than a decade.A set of deadly terrorist attacks in the United Kingdom hit London in March and in June, and the city of Manchester was targeted in May.A man who said he helped tackle the van driver to the ground and hold him there until police arrived said the suspect told him he had, “wanted to kill more Muslims”, according to CBS News.The use of a vehicle to mow down pedestrians drew horrifying parallels with this month’s London Bridge attack, when three men drove a van into pedestrians before embarking on a stabbing spree, and with another auto and knife rampage near parliament in March.