Saudi Arabia condemns terrorist attack on London Worshipers

Eyewitness Recalls Incident at British Parliament

Eyewitness Recalls Incident at British Parliament

At least one man died and 10 others were injured in the attack, which police are now treating as a "terrorist incident".

Mohammed Shafiq of the Ramadhan Foundation, a Muslim organisation which speaks out against extremism, said: "I utterly condemn the senseless and evil van attack against Muslim worshippers outside the Finsbury Park Mosque in London".

"We have been informed that a van has run over worshipers as they left #FinsburyPark Mosque", the Muslim Council of Britain tweeted early Monday.

"In the back of my mind I've wondered if it's safe", Ali, who was at home during the attack, says.

The incident comes at a time when emotions are high in England, where there have been several recent terrorist attacks.

Prime Minister Theresa May condemned the incident as "every bit as sickening" as the recent atrocities in London and Manchester.

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said the man has been taken to hospital as a precaution, and will be taken into custody once discharged.

After the London Bridge attack, the mayor's office reported a 40-percent increase in racist incidents in the capital and a five-fold increase in anti-Muslim incidents.

London Mayor 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". An hour after police arrived, one resident wrote on Twitter that "agitated" bystanders were classifying the incident as terrorism and questioned the media response.

The man was initially arrested on suspicion of attempted murder but Scotland Yard said he was later arrested for the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism including murder and attempted murder. Osborne was reported to have shouted: "I am going to kill all Muslims" before ramming the van into a group of worshippers which was helping an old man who has collapsed.

"Their restraint in the circumstances was commendable", said Neil Basu, senior national coordinator for counter-terrorism policing.

She said: "It's a awful, bad shock". "Three of them were bleeding badly", he said.

The man said: 'I have been living in London now nearly eight years - it is a good place, a safe place, but after what happened it doesn't seem to be as we thought it was'.

CNN national terror analyst Peter Bergen said the Finsbury Park neighborhood has a large Muslim population and the nearby mosque had a notorious reputation as a place where Islamist militants used to gather. Mahmoud begged police to take the attacker to safety.

Mohammed Kozbar, chairman of the Finsbury Park Mosque, described the attack as "cowardly". "There is far more that unites us than divides us", he added.

Manchester was hit by a deadly attack on May 22 when a suicide bomber killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert.

Britain has gotten nearly used to holding a moment of silence after a tragedy, he said, after four terrorist attacks in as many months.

Earlier this month, three men drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge, before attacking people with knives at the nearby Borough Market area.