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A Number of Casualties After Incident in London 1 Arrested UK Police

The London Ambulance service said in a tweet that "a number of resources have been sent to an incident in Seven Sisters Road".

"The driver of the van - a man aged 48 - was found detained by members of public at the scene and then arrested by police in connection with the incident".

The council tweeted that its prayers were with the victims.

"It appears from eyewitness accounts that the perpetrator was motivated by Islamophobia", the council's secretary general, Harun Khan, said in a statement published on Twitter.

"Over the past weeks and months, Muslims have endured many incidents of Islamophobia and this is the most violent manifestation to date".

The 32-year-old told the Press Association: "There were a lot of people in the street, crossing the street, going to mosque for prayers, for forgiveness, just to pray and go home and eat".

Mr Khan added: "Many will feel terrorised, no doubt be angry and saddened by what has taken place tonight".

The Muslim Council of Britain says the vehicle hit people as they were leaving Finsbury Park mosque.

Mohammed Kozbar said the attack early Monday morning was no different than the recent attacks on London Bridge and Manchester Arena and said the Muslim community is "in shock". We will not allow these far right extremists to divide our diverse communities. "Our prayers are with the victims".

The site of the incident is close to another mosque near the Finsbury Park on the same road. Counter-terrorism police are investigating this incident. "My thoughts are with those and the community affected by this very bad event", he said on Twitter.

The Finsbury Park mosque has been associated with hate preacher Abu Hamza and a number of terrorists including shoe-bomber Richard Reid, who attempted to detonate explosives on a flight from Paris to Miami in 2001. So obviously, it was a terrorist attack.

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Mother-of-two Mrs Cox, who represented the Batley and Spen conctituency in West Yorkshire, was shot and stabbed as she arrived for a constituency surgery in Birstall on June 16 previous year.

"Like the awful attacks in Manchester, Westminster and London Bridge it is also an assault on all our shared values of tolerance, freedom and respect", he said in a statement.

The chairman of the Finsbury Park Mosque says the van crash that hit worshippers was a "cowardly attack" and urged Muslims going to mosques to be vigilant.

'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'.

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