UK police: Mosque attack suspect held on terror charges

Paterniano Del Favero
Giugno 27, 2017

Locals held onto the suspect until he was detained by police and later arrested on charges of "the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism including murder and attempted murder".

Police are treating the incident as a terror attack and British Prime Minister Theresa May described it as "sickening", vowing Monday to fight extremism in all its forms.

A nation already tired of going to the polls was dragged into another battle for votes, only to see the campaign suspended when a suicide bomber attacked a crowd of music fans in Manchester.

Dr Feldman also called for "all citizens of goodwill" to confront an "acceptance of anti-Muslim discourse that we would find absolutely noxious if it was about someone from an ethnic minority or other religious background". "Worshippers were justifiably seething after a van driver had mown down innocents before reportedly shouting he was going to kill all Muslims".

Assistant Chief Constable Helen McMillan said: "It will be concerning for members of the public here in Northumbria but we want to reassure people that there is nothing to suggest there is any specific threat to our communities in Northumbria".

"We will not allow these terrorists to succeed", the mayor said.

"In Redbridge we have a strong community spirit which knows no boundaries", reads the statement.

And eight people were killed June 3, when a van drove into pedestrians on London Bridge before three attackers stabbed victims at nearby Borough Market.

The attack was the fourth since March in Britain and the third to involve a vehicle deliberately driven at pedestrians.

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert says the USA stands with the United Kingdom and is ready to provide any help that British officials would find helpful.

He said: "Our thoughts are with the family of the victim and all those injured". The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

"Some big van. crushing the people in the mosque". Her son, Nadeem, 12, said, "I was on my bike and he just came up to me and said, 'Inbred.' Just out there [on the road]".

They were carrying out searches of addresses in Cardiff where the vehicle hire company that the van was rented from was based.

"This is an extraordinary city of extraordinary people", May said outside Downing Street after chairing an emergency government meeting.

When he was eventually arrested and loaded into the back of a police van in handcuffs, he waved to the gathered crowd. CNN spoke to a man at the company, who said he was the owner but declined to give his name.

Finsbury Park Mosque trustee Mohammed Kozbar met with interfaith leaders and said that an attack on one faith was an attack on all.

A statement released by the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) condemned what it described as a "terror attack".

Worshippers were injured as they left the Muslim Welfare House after midnight prayers during Ramadan. The attack Monday hits a community already feeling targeted in the fallout from the London Bridge killings and other attacks blamed on Islamic extremists.

Counter terrorism cops are investigating.

"We saw that very clearly after Manchester, a very high peak".

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