Muslim community wants to educate the public despite London attack

Eyewitness Recalls Incident at British Parliament

Eyewitness Recalls Incident at British Parliament

The attacker drove a van into a crowd of Muslim worshippers outside a mosque, killing at least one and injuring a further 10 in the latest atrocity to blight the UK.

He said: "According to eyewitness accounts and videos taken after the incident, it appears that a white man in a van intentionally ploughed into a group of worshippers who were already tending to someone who had been taken ill".

Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said police are investigating whether the death of the man getting first aid was a direct result of the attack, but it was too early to say for sure.

Police declared it was being treated as a terrorist incident shortly afterwards at 00:29hrs.

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. This was an attack on London and all Londoners.

"There will also be increased patrols and engagement at prayer time during this final week of Ramadan".

The Finsbury Park Mosque lashed out of the media after the attack was not immediately labelled a "terrorist attack".

The attack comes amid fears of retaliation against Muslims following two recent, deadly attacks in the United Kingdom, at Manchester Arena and London Bridge.

Imam Mohammed Mahmoud was hailed for his efforts to prevent a mob attack and calm the situation before police arrived in shielding the suspected terrorist from the fury of onlookers.

"We found about 15 to 20 people on the scene tending to the injured, administering CPR on the brother who is now deceased, and three people restraining the assailant", he recalled. I just can't believe that he did that.

President Trump has taken to Twitter during previous terror attacks to make the case for tighter restrictions on travel from predominantly Muslim countries.

She later visited Finsbury Park Mosque where she held talks with faith leaders. People surrounded the driver and witnesses said the outraged crowd began attacking him.

Britain's terrorist alert has been set at "severe", meaning an attack is highly likely.

Earlier this month, a van veered into pedestrians on London Bridge, setting off vehicle and knife attacks that killed eight people and wounded many others on the bridge and in the nearby Borough Market area.

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".