London mosque attack suspect arrested on terror grounds

The van mounted the pavement and struck a group of people, killing one and injuring ten others, just after midnight near the Muslim Welfare House mosque in Seven Sisters Road.Mohammed Shafiq of the Ramadhan Foundation, a Muslim organisation which speaks out against extremism, said: “I utterly condemn the senseless and evil van attack against Muslim worshippers outside the Finsbury Park Mosque in London”.Mobile phone footage taken by one of those who crowded round the police van seems to show the arrested 48-year-old man blowing a kiss at the person recording the video, reported The Independent.The man who died had already been receiving first aid from a member of the public, police said.Abdul Rahman, an eyewitness, told the BBC that the driver said he wanted to “kill all Muslims”.Police will be deploying more officers, include PCSOs, to positions outside mosques to maintain a visible presence for the end of Ramadan and the start of Eid.Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn: I’m totally shocked at the incident at Finsbury Park tonight.”My officers were on the scene nearly immediately, and other uniformed and specialist officers quickly arrived to support them”.Police said that one man had been arrested at the scene and that no further suspects had been identified.I’m going to kill all Muslims! Police said the incident was “clearly an attack on Muslims”.Britain, especially London, has been on edge over several recent incidents, including last month’s terror bombing in Manchester and the recent auto attack and stabbing near London Bridge.The site of the incident is close to another mosque near the Finsbury Park on the same road.On March 22, a man drove a rented vehicle into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in London and stabbed a policeman to death before being shot dead.But the headlines on Monday are on the fourth terror attack to hit the country this year, with condemnation streaming in from every corner, including from Prime Minister Theresa May.Manchester was also hit by a severe attack when a bomber killed more than 20 people at an Ariana Grande concert.Earlier this month on London Bridge, attackers used a vehicle and then knives to kill eight people and wound many others on the bridge and in the nearby Borough Market area.