The US government and Ivanka Trump on Monday expressed sympathy with worshippers attacked while leaving a London mosque – while the president himself remained silent.
In France Monday, a man on the radar of French authorities for extremism was killed after ramming a vehicle carrying arms and explosives into a police convoy on Paris’ famed Champs-Elysees Avenue, setting off a fiery blast and a cloud of orange smoke, officials said.
Police said all the casualties were Muslims.
It will assign more police in the London area.
Residents near Cardiff said they were “shocked” after seeing photographs of their neighbour being arrested in London. Police have not yet confirmed the suspect’s identity.
Police said the attack happened while a man, who later died, was receiving first aid after being taken ill in Seven Sisters Road.
Trump hasn’t *yet* commented on London attack.
“There will also be increased patrols and engagement at prayer time during this final week of Ramadan”.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: “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”.
In a statement issued around six hours after the incident, the Finsbury Park Mosque condemned the “heinous terrorist attack” and said: “We are extremely unhappy with the mainstream media not reporting this as a terrorist attack, whereas they are very swift in describing attacks involving individuals professing to be Muslims and acting in the name of Islam”.
Eyewitnesses told the BBC that three or four people were injured. “I just can’t believe it”.
Mamhoud was joined by several other bystanders who formed a protective ring around the suspect until police hustled him into the back of a van, the Evening Standard reported.
In remarks outside Downing Street on Monday, Prime Minister Theresa May said, “It is a reminder that terrorism, extremism and hatred take many forms; and our determination to tackle them must be the same whoever is responsible”.
“He was sitting and holding him like that, people kept holding him”, Ali said.
Britain’s terrorist alert has been set at “severe”, meaning an attack is highly likely.
The van driver, who was not known to security services, was held down by members of the public after being heard shouting “I want to kill more Muslims”.
The incident comes weeks after a van hit pedestrians on London Bridge and knife-wielding attackers killed eight people nearby.