International

Muslim Killed as Van Attacks Worshipers in London ‘Terrorist Attack’

Muslim Killed as Van Attacks Worshipers in London ‘Terrorist Attack’

Photo Credit: Reuters

One man has been killed and 10 others injured after a man rammed a rental van into worshipers as they left a north London mosque, announced Metropolitan Police.

The man, a 48-year-old, was arrested at the scene on Seven Stars Road in Finsbury Park and was reportedly shouting “I want to kill all Muslims”. He attempted to flee but was held by pedestrians until police arrived.

According to Met Police, all of the victims are from the Muslim community. The victims had just left the mosque after performing taraweeh, night prayers that follow the breaking of the fast during the Holy Month of Ramadan.

While initially police did not call the attack a terrorist incident, Home Secretary Amber Rudd confirmed that police are treating it as a terrorist incident.

London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan also called it a “horrific terrorist attack on innocent people” and said that police have deployed extra resources to reassure Muslim communities.

In response to the attack, Prime Minister Theresa May offered her condolences and said she would chair an emergency meeting in the morning.

The attack on Muslims comes after a number of ISIS-inspired terrorist attacks struck the United Kingdom. Two of the recent attacks involved terrorists using vehicles to mow pedestrians.

Egypt Removes 25 January, 30 June Uprisings from School Curriculum
Egypt Has Highest Percentage of Obese Adults in the World, According to New Study

Subscribe to our newsletter


International

More in International

Egypt Signs Reconciliation Agreement with Qatar

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 5, 2021

Morocco and Israel Officially Normalize Relations

Egyptian StreetsDecember 10, 2020

Egyptian-Canadian Professor Dr. Hoda El-Maraghy Receives the Order of Canada

Noran Alaa MorsiNovember 30, 2020

German Citizen Accused of Spying on Angela Merkel’s Press Office for Egypt

Egyptian StreetsNovember 17, 2020

Eight Peacekeepers Killed in Egypt Sinai Helicopter Crash

Egyptian StreetsNovember 12, 2020

Palestinian Leader and Negotiator Saeb Erekat Dies of COVID-19, Aged 65

Amina ZaineldineNovember 10, 2020

Covid-19 Vaccine Candidate 90% Effective: Pfizer

Egyptian StreetsNovember 9, 2020

Egypt’s Sisi Congratulates US President-elect Biden on Victory

Egyptian StreetsNovember 8, 2020