Monday, 18 December, 2017

British PM Theresa May condemns 'sickening' terror attack on Muslims

Senior national co-ordinator for counter terrorism Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu Video Police Officers were on the scene instantly
Melinda Barton | 20 June, 2017, 02:43

CNN Terrorism Analyst Paul Cruickshank said Monday afternoon: "The police need to get a sense of the motivation of the culprit or culprits and mechanics of the attack before they make that call".

"Less than 48 hours later, the same area experienced a terrorist attack aimed at killing Muslims returning home after their Ramadan prayers".

After meeting faith leaders at Finsbury Park Mosque on Monday afternoon, she said: "The awful terrorist attack which took place last night was an evil borne out of hatred and it has devastated a community".

London Ambulance tweeted: "We have sent a number of resources to an incident in Seven Sisters Road". Early police caution about declaring the incident terrorist-related was interpreted by the community as discriminatory.

London's Police Commander Cressida Dick said Monday's assault outside two mosques during the holy month of Ramadan was clearly "an attack on Muslims".

J.K. Rowling is no stranger to speaking up on Twitter, and she did so again on Monday morning. The pair were engaged in an argument when the man's ex-girlfriend swung what police called "a tire plug tool" at him and stabbed him with it. "Eight people injured were taken to three separate hospitals; two people were treated at the scene for minor injuries".

One witness described being surrounded by bodies in the wake of the attack outside the nearby Muslim Welfare House.

Trump's response to the terror attack that left one dead and 11 injured has been to say nothing.

"This is being treated as a terrorist attack and the Counter-Terrorism Command is investigating", said Neil Basu, senior national coordinator for terrorism at the Met. "All my thoughts are with the victims, their families and the emergency services on the scene".

But the police said they had responded "instantly" as officers were in the immediate vicinity.

The President's critics have argued that while he is often quick to condemn acts of terrorism carried out by Muslims, his reaction to terrorism committed by white people is anything but swift.

Hate crimes directed at Muslims have increased almost five-fold, according to British security officials, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with official policy.

Metropolitan Police said they were dealing with a "major incident".

An inter-faith group, led by local MP Jeremy Corbyn, visited the spot where the attack took place in defiance of such hatred.

The van driver was screaming that he would kill all Muslims.

"During the night, ordinary British citizens were set upon while they were going about their lives, completing their night worship".

Britain's terror alert level is at "severe", meaning security officials believe an attack is highly likely.

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