British PM condemns mosque attack, fends off criticism

In her remarks outside her official 10 Downing Street residence on Monday, Prime Minister May said the attack was a clear example that "terrorism, extremism and hatred take many forms".

Finsbury Park Mosque said it was a "callous terrorist attack" and noted it had occurred nearly exactly a year after a man obsessed with Nazis and extreme right-wing ideology murdered lawmaker Jo Cox, a former humanitarian aid worker.

"I spoke to the eyewitness who caught the man and kept him safe, stopped him from being harmed by the local group that he attacked".

The author's commentary had a common theme: To her, there is a notable double standard of how people react to terror attacks carried out by Muslims as opposed to those of another religion. The ill man reportedly died at the scene.

Police said it was too early to say if the man who died did so directly because of the attack, as he was already receiving first aid from the public at the scene when it happened.

The London Ambulance Service says the injured are being taken to hospitals.

Ms Dick said: "This was quite clearly an attack on Muslims who looked like they were probably Muslims and they were coming from a prayer meeting". Early police caution about declaring the incident terrorist-related was interpreted by the community as discriminatory.

Tributes for the victims of the Westminster Bridge and Manchester attacks are placed, backdropped by the Houses of Parliament in London, Monday, June 19, 2017. "Immediately after the incident, people were praying for the victims of the attack".

"Luckily I managed to escape when I did and then the guy came out from his van, I got him one guy who was running through behind him and they came past me, so I managed to get him on the floor", Alamoudi told Buzzfeed News.

An imam guarded the van driver who mowed down Muslim worshippers until the police arrived, telling a crowd: "Do not touch him".

The Metropolitan Police said in a statement: "One man was pronounced dead at the scene".

British Prime Minister Theresa May condemned the attack "on innocent people" and declared that Britain would stop at nothing to defeat extremism. Police said a man who was driving the vehicle has been arrested and taken to a. Police said a man who was driving the vehicle has been arrested and taken to a hospital as a precaution.

The driver, identified by May only as a 48-year-old white male, tried to run away but was held by onlookers until officers arrived.

The attack comes during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Resident Cynthia Vanzella said she was in bed when she heard people shouting.

Harry Potter author, J. K. Rowling shared a tweet by controversial columnist Katie Hopkins, who has often been accused of Islamophobia, implying that the attitudes she and others perpetuate bear some responsibility for this attack. "It seeks to drive us apart and to break the precious bonds of solidarity and citizenship which we share in this country", she said.

"I think that we have to recognise, however, that many Muslim communities have been talking about the rise in hate crimes against Muslims for many, many years, and have been anxious about that, and unfortunately there has not been the action that we've expected".

Two weeks earlier, a suicide bomber killed 22 people at a concert by American pop singer Ariana Grande in Manchester in northern England.

The mosque's current leaders say they support inter-faith dialogue and want to serve the nearby community in north London, which is located near Emirates Stadium, home of the Arsenal soccer club. In March, a man drove a rented vehicle into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in London and stabbed a police officer to death before being shot dead.