UK moves to ease tensions after van attack on London Muslims

A man rammed a van into worshippers coming out of a mosque in north London after special Ramzan prayers today, killing one person and injuring 10 others in what British Prime Minister Theresa May described as a “sickening” terrorist attack on Muslims.One elderly man, who had collapsed moments before the van appeared, was pronounced dead at the scene, although police have not yet confirmed whether he died as a result of the attack. 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. Two people were treated at the scene.Prime Minister Theresa May said her thoughts were with those injured in “this bad incident”.Police are treating the incident as a terrorist attack.”There has been an outpouring of sympathy for all for the recent terror attacks but hardly a whisper on this attack”, he said.Still, Muslim advocacy groups say they see a stark difference in the haste with which Trump responds when Muslims are the perpetrators of attacks, and not the targets.”They were very nervous, shouting very loud, trying desperately to make some signs to a police auto that was. just passing the road”, she told CNN.”At this stage in the investigation, it is believed that the suspect acted alone, but we are of course investigating all the circumstances leading up to the attack“, the statement said. All the victims were Muslim, he said. We said: “‘we’re not going to kill you, why did you do that?’ and he wouldn’t say anything”, continued Alamoudi.”When he got arrested, he was taunting, saying, “I’d do it again, I’d do it again”. “I am a Muslim”.”As the local MP, I have met with Muslim community leaders at the Muslim Welfare House alongside Islington Council Leader Richard Watts, the council’s Chief Executive Lesley Seary and the Metropolitan Police”. Kacimi said when he did so, the driver said to him: “Ive done my bit”.”London, Luton, Manchester, all of these cities are our home cities which we love”.”Although we will never condone or accept this kind of violent attacks here in SWNF, anyone with a right mind can see this is not a terrorist attack but a revenge attack”.Vowing “zero tolerance” for hate crimes, Khan declared “we will not allow these terrorists to succeed. we will stay a strong city”. If the violence is directed at Muslims as was the case recently in London and Virgina, Trump ignores the attacks and stays silent. “His silence or his delay really sends a negative message to the American Muslim community that their lives and their safety are not as important as the lives and safety of other citizens”. “All my thoughts are with the victims, their families and the emergency services”, she said in a statement.A suspected terror attack on worshippers near a mosque was carried out just 48 hours after the community had gathered to remember MP Jo Cox.But we must not stop there.Egypt’s Al-Azhar, the highest seat of Sunni Muslim learning, condemned the attack as “sinful” and “racist”, urging Western countries to take all necessary measures to combat Islamophobia. Like all terrorism, in whatever form, it shares the same goal: to drive us apart. “We will not let this happen”, she said.