Family of United Kingdom mosque attack suspect ‘massively shocked’

Bystanders detained him and handed him over to the police when they arrived at the scene.The Finsbury Park mosque was associated with extremist ideology for several years after the 9-11 attacks in the United States, but it was shut down and reorganized.Theresa May visited Finsbury Park Mosque on Monday, which is close to the scene of the attack, and met with community and faith leaders.The Muslim Council of Britain said the vehicle hit people as they were leaving the Finsbury Park Mosque, one of Britain’s largest.The van struck people after mounting the pavement just after midnight BST outside Muslim Welfare House, near Finsbury Park Mosque.London Mayor Sadiq Khan: The Mayor of London described the incident as a “horrific terrorist attack“.The man suspected of plowing a van into Muslims leaving late-night prayers at a London mosque has now been arrested on terror grounds, police said Monday.The author’s commentary had a common theme: To her, there is a notable double standard of how people react to terror attacks carried out by Muslims as opposed to those of another religion.An AFP reporter could see a helicopter and many emergency vehicles at the scene, which was closed off by a large police cordon.Counter-terrorism police have joined regular police officers looking into the incident, the Guardian newspaper reported.Witnesses said the attacker was shouting that he wanted to “kill all Muslims”.One witness, who went by the name Abdul, told The Independent: “People gather on that part of the street during Ramadan to chat and socialize so it was premeditated”.Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said police are investigating whether the death of the man getting first aid was a direct result of the attack, but it was too early to say for sure. He also said that the incident was a “deliberate attack on innocent Londoners, many of whom were finishing prayers during the holy month of Ramadan”. In particular I pray for the person who has been killed.”This is an appalling attack on a wonderful, happy, integrated community here in London“.The incident happened when a van was driven at high speed into pedestrians near a mosque where Muslims had been praying, killing one person and injuring 10.