Finsbury Park “racist” mowing down Muslims in Finsbury Park.
A man – seemingly non-Muslim from the video – is arrested in London after his van runs down people outside a mosque. Police report several casualties. UPDATE: Three reported dead. Unconfirmed.
This will be incendiary if it proves to be an act of terrorism in response to terrorism. Britain now has the makings of a kind of civil war.
Violence will beget violence will beget violence will …
Police have still not confirmed what actually happened – whether this was an accident or terrorism.
Harun Khan, the head of the MCB, tweeted that the van had “intentionally” run over people leaving night prayers held during the holy month of Ramadan.
Despite being free of radical Islamic cleric Abu Hamza for more than a decade, Finsbury Park mosque still suffers from its former association.
Following Hamza’s conviction on 11 terrorism charges in the US last month the mosque in St Thomas’s Road received hate mail, one of several instances over the past few years.
But this doesn’t worry Mohammed Kozbar, manager of the formerly named North London Central Mosque, who has helped transform a “hostile” environment for extremism into a thriving limb of the community.
The reaction on Twitter is dangerously ugly. Our side, your side.
A terrorist or a drunk? I suspect the former, but can’t rule out the latter from his demeanour: